I have always been a little curious about the story of the rich, young ruler in the gospels. He approached Jesus, acknowledging him as the “good teacher.” He obviously knew of Jesus and wanted what Jesus had to offer. He asked Jesus how he could obtain eternal life. Jesus first challenged the young man for “buttering him up.” Then, Jesus reminded the young man of the commandments. The rich, young ruler told the Lord he had kept all the commandments. He sure was confident! Then, Mark 10:21 says, “And Jesus...more
WHEW! This one is a big one! Don’t worry we are going to get through this one. The reason this is so hard for us all is because it cuts right through us. When we have been hurt, disappointed it leaves wounds, some wounds don’t even recover because the damage is far to great. I don’t want to minimize no ones feelings or thoughts because forgiveness is not easy. ...more
***Hey guys, Raha from Paradigm here, I started this Bent Reeds to write about love and life, well, my friend has lovingly offered to be in charge of this blog. She is recently engaged and she knows way more about this topic than I ever will. She's also just as funny or even more funny than I am, and her and her other half are two of the most amazing couples I know. So, this is her first post of many, don't worry I will be on her and I'll make sure her fiancé "The Captain" is on her to write daily.XO Raha ***...more
Here's the deal, I'm a girl (i know duh! but stick with me there's a point to this story)...I'm a girl, so how do I deal with those rare occasions where I see someone, I'm attracted to said someone and I would very much like said someone's number so I could pursue a friendship with said someone. ...more
I am what you would call a lapsed Catholic. My family went to church every Sunday. We sometimes prayed before meals. I was baptized, received communion, and became confirmed. We all went to CCD every week for years. I was part of the youth group, part of the choir. I knew the priests, deacons and ushers by name.At age 18, I went to a Catholic College on basically a full-ride scholarship. Through no fault of the school, or the church, or anything that people would normally blame for such a thing, I woke up one morning and God was gone....more
Today I was pondering whether or not I should blog. There has been something heavy on my mind for a couple of days, but I didn't know if I should write about it. And then I saw a commercial that ended the dilemma and brings me to now.
The commercial was about faith....more
I just got back home from church and as usual I loved it. Pastor M was funny and the sermon was enlightening. But the most interesting part of the day was that I was late, and I had to sit outside in the overflow tent/mini dome. Usually, when I go to Church alone, (and that practically all the time because all my Church friends go to second service and I go to the first) I choose a seat where I can sit alone and not have to talk to anyone those parts where the pastor says "turn to your neighbour and tell them........." but also not so alone that I look like an outsider....more