Author: Birgit J

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Society Left Morality…And the Devil Smiled

One of the best commentaries I have seen, about what is going wrong with society today, is a transcript of the Todd Starnes radio show. His list of cause and effect can be read like the timeline of past generations. Each new entry – lack of truth – read relativism, God removed from school, porn and the resulting broken families,...

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Is Someone You Love Poison for Your Soul?

Apparently I am not alone in a struggle with someone intimately linked to my life. I have heard many stories portraying similar, unfortunate circumstances. You know, someone in your family or close circle of friends, who persistently goes out of his way to hurt you. This is more than the occasional butting of heads that many of us encounter in...

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End Abortion Meme: It’s Simple, Yet Complicated

One of the tools I use in my pro-life advocacy is creating memes that initiate thought, tug on the heart-strings, or generally bring abortion into the light. As a rule, I go for a softer message – no bloody babies in trash bags or parts spelling out Planned Parenthood. The photos and messages are gleaned from where I am – my family,...

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Once Saved, Always Saved and Good Works

A frequent theme throughout scripture is doing good – not evil. Rules and actions for us to emulate are featured throughout – from the Ten Commandments to the Beatitudes. We all agree that Jesus died for our salvation – He defeated death and sin, once and for all. Yet Jesus is well known for instructing his followers to display their...

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Saint Valentine: 50 Hail Marys for Chastity

Films such as 50 Shades of Grey portray the mistaken idea that love is about lust, deviance, and self gratification. The celebration of Saint Valentine and chastity have taken a back seat to a more secular approach to love. Genuine love revolves around commitment and mutual respect. Marriage is about helping each other and your children to heaven.

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The Connection Between Saint Valentine and Chastity

  A third century martyr, Saint Valentine , was known for being a kind-hearted priest who helped the persecuted Christians. As the patron saint of love, young people, and marriage, the day named for him is hardly a time for lust or a selfish concept of affection. Yet, in typical secular fashion, the Catholic feast day of this saint has been hijacked...