Spiritual Path

Clues to Our Divine Destiny

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Spiritual Path | 0 comments

Clues to Our Divine Destiny

Looking back over your life you can find numerous clues to your potential destiny, like your favorite childhood game, gift, fairy tale, book—or song. Accordions were all the rage in our town in the early 1950s. So despite my brief sojourn with the cello (broken) and my inability to warble “Jesus Loves Me” on key, I convinced my Dad to buy me an accordion. I joined our local accordion band, learned to find the C key, and squeezed out the song, “This World Is Not My Home,”…before I surrendered my musical fantasy and put my accordion back in its red velvet case. Full of potential, it lay buried...

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Where Is God?

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Spiritual Path | 0 comments

Where Is God?

When we began our spiritual journey, it was really exciting. One blessing after another fell on us. We just couldn’t praise God enough. Our hearts filled with joy and enthusiasm because we saw the power of God at work in our lives and in our friends. By the way, enthusiasm means to be overflowing with God. Our Christian walk was no longer an external practice of religion but a real and living experience. Disappointments & unanswered prayers But we also experienced some trials that challenged our new faith in God. In the space of one week, our two-year-old came down with chicken pox; he...

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Hungry For Bread, Fish, & Egg?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Spiritual Foundation, Spiritual Path | 1 comment

Hungry For Bread, Fish, & Egg?

In his parable of a hungry child and his father, Jesus chose a loaf of bread, a fish and an egg. Why did he pick just those edibles? Because they embody essential spiritual truths! If we can grasp the inner meaning of the parable and its imagery, we’ll begin to understand the heart of our heavenly Father and the promise of finding the path of life. The force of reason by itself is not powerful enough for getting at truth. (Basil the Great) Loaf of bread or stone? For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. What man is there among you,...

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Turn Quickly to the Lord

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Spiritual Path, Winning the Battle | 0 comments

Turn Quickly to the Lord

The path of life requires that we do what Jesus says, to seek (continually) for the kingdom of God. Here are some thoughts from a spiritual father,  Ralph Nault. He offers some practical suggestions on how we can stay in the peace and joy of the Lord, even though there are spiritual battles waging war around us. Spiritual warfare We all go through various trials which might be better labeled spiritual warfare. Most of these wars are right within us; they take place in our mind and emotions, and cause us to lose our peace and joy. We lose these valuable things, because we have allowed...

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My Quest Begins

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Can You Tell Me?, Spiritual Path | 0 comments

My Quest Begins

The ongoing crisis of our son’s battle with leukemia brought a tremendous pressure to bear upon my life. I knew there was no way that I’d survive this unless I could find a God who was not silent, but who would make his presence known to me like he did to people in the Bible. For all my years of church going, I  did not know how to find God or if He was even knowable. Over the years I listened to many experts debate and discuss the validity of God, the person of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I frequently heard things like, God doesn’t do that any more; that was only for...

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My World Falls Apart

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Can You Tell Me?, Spiritual Path | 2 comments

My World Falls Apart

“Take him home tonight, and tomorrow take him to the hospital,” our pediatrician said. “I think he may have leukemia.” Shaking violently, I took our seven-year old son’s hand and walked out into the dazzling California morning sunlight. His pale little face looked up at me. “What’s wrong, Momma?” “They think there’s something wrong with your blood, honey,” I answered gently. Brightly colored flowers waved gently in the soft ocean breeze as I moved toward our family wagon with the doctor’s words whirling in my head. “Tomorrow,” he’d said, “tomorrow I’ll arrange for him to...

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