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November 25, 2009

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November 25, 2009


From Your Inner Child of the Past by W. Hugh Missildine  pp. 87-88

                    Areas of Perfectionism

    Many people do not realize how much their perfectionism troubles them because it is limited to certain areas or activities. Such persons are generally able to enjoy and take satisfaction in other areas of life. But in specific areas they are perfectionistic, eternally dissatisfied with themselves even though their achievements surpass others and their shortcomings are not noticed by others.

    As George, one such person, put it recently: "Ordinarily I get along fine. If I make an error in grammar or English when I'm speaking to someone, if I use the wrong word, I am ready to die. I can't stand it. I turn red as a beet, my heart pounds, I get so flustered and mad at myself that I can't sleep. I wonder how I, of all people, could have made such a boner. Later I realize nobody cared, but I still can't stand it. I expect more of myself in that respect than other people do. My mother taught English and she drilled me constantly in perfect speech and grammar. The way I see it, there is no reason why I shouldn't use perfect English. God knows, I know the stuff. It's been drilled into me since I could talk. When I make an error, especially if I'm talking to a stranger, I feel I've made a hopeless, irremediable error because first impressions are everything. Consequently I am especially afraid of making an error. Therefore, I train myself, prepare myself for such a meeting if I have the chance. The result is that I generally make a good impression and whatever I say comes out perfectly.



Psalm 119: 66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94

Teach me judgement and knowledge,
for I rely on your commandments.

You are generous and act generously,
teach me your will.

Your faithful love must be my consolation,
as you have promised your servant.
Treat me with tenderness and I shall live,
for your Law is my delight.

I shall never forget your precepts,
for by them you have given me life.
I am yours, save me,
for I seek your precepts.


Matthew 11: 25

At that time Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children.


Psalm 33: 18-19

But see how Yahweh watches over those who fear him, 
those who rely on his faithful love,
to rescue them from death 
and keep them alive in famine. 


                Who do we serve —

                God has put us here to be mindful of Him —

                To serve Him — to get to heaven ourselves
                    and help others get to heaven —

                Disappointment in our performance —
                    can rule our life —
                    The devil can press down getting us to
                        focus on our appearance to others —

                Are we our god -
                Or is God our God —

                Serving God — means as St. Ignatius says


From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. p. 12

                        23. FIRST PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDATION

                            Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God 
                        our Lord, and by this means to save his soul. 


21.                     SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment


 Prayer of St Ignatius

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from Thee
From the wicked foe defend me
at the hour of my death call me
and bid me come to Thee
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever. Amen.


Prayer from St. Ignatius

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not to ask for any reward,
Save that of knowing
                    that I am doing your will.


                Mary, the most perfect handmaid of the Lord —
                    was not focused on men's image of her —
                    she lived to serve God —
                    God was her Master —

                Look at all the martyrs — they were focused
                    on God — not their performance —
                    not their perfection

                They were willing to die for God — for what
                    God wanted —

                Who is our god?, God?


Today's reading

                Writing on the wall


Daniel 5: 1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28

King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for his noblemen, a thousand of them, and, in the presence of this thousand, he drank his wine. Having tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave orders for the gold and silver vessels to be brought which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the sanctuary in Jerusalem, so that the king, his noblemen, his wives and the women who sang for him could drink out of them. The gold and silver vessels taken from the sanctuary of the Temple of God in Jerusalem were brought in, and the king, his noblemen, his wives and the women who sang for him drank out of them. They drank their wine and praised their idols of gold and silver, of bronze and iron, of wood and stone. Suddenly, the fingers of a human hand appeared and began to write on the plaster of the palace wall, directly behind the lamp–stand; and the king could see the hand as it wrote.

    Daniel was brought into the king’s presence; the king said to Daniel, ‘Are you the Daniel who was one of the Judaean exiles brought by my father the king from Judah? I am told that the spirit of the gods lives in you, and that you are known for your perception, intelligence and marvellous wisdom.

I am told that you are able to give interpretations and to unravel difficult problems, so if you can read the writing and tell me what it means, you shall be dressed in purple, and have a chain of gold put round your neck, and be one of the three men who govern the kingdom.’ 

    Then Daniel spoke up in the presence of the king. ‘Keep your gifts for yourself,’ he said, ‘and give your rewards to others! I can certainly read the writing to the king and tell him what it means.

You have defied the Lord of heaven, you have had the vessels from his Temple brought to you, and you, your noblemen, your wives and the women singing for you have drunk your wine out of them. You have praised gods of gold and silver, of bronze and iron, of wood and stone, which can neither see, hear nor understand; but you have given no glory to the God in whose hands are your breath itself and all your fortunes. That is why he has sent the hand which has written these words. The writing reads: mene, mene, teqel and parsin. The meaning of the words is this: mene: God has measured your sovereignty and put an end to it; teqel: you have been weighed in the balance and found wanting; parsin: your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and the Persians.'



July 5, 2000 by day


December 19, 1996 

Mary: My dear children, I give to you, my Son, Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem on Christmas morn. He is the Almighty God, the Light of the World.

    I appear to you, my children, on a (former) bank in Florida. You have made money your god! Do you know how cold are your hearts? You turn away from my Son, Jesus, for your money. Your money is your god.

    I am Mary, your Mother. I do not appear as I once appeared to you. I am asking you today to circulate my message given on a tape on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12, 1996. Please circulate this tape now. Give it to as many people as you can. I am Mary, your Mother. Please circulate my Rosary Book.

end of December 19, 1996


                        Give Glory and Eternal Praise to Him


Daniel 3: 62-67

Bless the Lord, sun and moon, 
praise and glorify him for ever! 
Bless the Lord, stars of heaven, 
praise and glorify him for ever!

Bless the Lord, all rain and dew, 
praise and glorify him for ever! 
Bless the Lord, every wind, 
praise and glorify him for ever! 
Bless the Lord, fire and heat, 
praise and glorify him for ever! 
Bless the Lord, cold and warmth, 
praise and glorify him for ever!


July 5, 2000 by night


Revelation 2: 10

Do not be afraid of the sufferings that are coming to you. Look, the devil will send some of you to prison to put you to the test, and you must face hardship for ten days. Even if you have to die, keep faithful, and I will give you the crown of life for your prize.


Luke 21: 12-19

But before all this happens, you will be seized and persecuted; you will be handed over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name —and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Make up your minds not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated universally on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your perseverance will win you your lives.


A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

     Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.


                The martyr Catherine was the bride of Christ

                    The Lord prepared for her a place
                        forever —

                Listen to your God — bend low —
                                            lend your ear —
                                            do as Jesus wants —
                                            Mary is the perfect handmaid of the Lord —


  1.   1st Commandment

  2.         1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.


                Mary: Put God first in your lives to win a crown
                    of glory —
                    don't put yourself first — do what
                    Jesus wants

                Song: Praise the Lord, my soul —

                Seek God's goodness and love —
                Let us be a witness to the love of God —
                God hear our prayer and have mercy on us —
                    Holy Spirit come enlighten us —
                    Please send Your grace to us —
                    fill us abundantly —

                Increase our life in You, oh God —
                Hear us
                Help us
                We love You —
                We praise You
                You are our God - forever —
                Cleanse me God make my soul clean

                Victory over suffering is found
                    in loving God —

                Cleanse us, God —
                Help us to be holy

                Fruit of the Vine
                Pour Your Blood on us
                We love You, God —



The Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


Lamb of God

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.




                Come to me Lord and possess my soul  


Prayer for Union with Jesus

Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994


                When we are one with Jesus — we love —
                    we accept ourselves for the unique gift
                    we are, but we recognize our weaknesses
                    from our fallen, wounded human nature —

                We see the truth when we are one with
                    God — we walk humbly — not
                    dominated by perfectionism by
                    man's standards or lying to prove
                    our performance is always perfect —

                If our earthly parents demanded perfection —
                    if we lived judging ourselves by
                    how we look in the eyes of being
                    perfect before other men —

                We miss the lives of martyrs who died for
                    Jesus when men persecuted them —

                Men put Jesus to death — He was whipped,
                    scourged, crowned with thorns, hung on a tree,
                    crucified because of men — who spit at Him
                    and laughed at him, mocked
                    Him as king —

                    His performance was that of doing
                        God's will — Acting in love —
                        Giving — not selfish

                Some people see others rejecting them when
                    nothing even was thought by others —

                A baby had a stomach ache from gas —
                    another baby thought he was
                    thinking bad thoughts, rejecting
                    thoughts about him —
                    The baby with the stomach ache had
                    a discouraging look on his face —
                    the other baby was scanning the area
                    to see who was rejecting him so
                    he could act out his own
                    patterned thoughts of rejection

                What is our program?



     │   SERVING GOD
     │   ACTOR
     │   POWER

                Program #2

                    How you walk into a group —
                        (1) poor self image
                        (2) comfortable only when you are
                            running things
                        (3) combat to get higher than other
                            (seeking dominance for dominance
                        (4) patterned - defeating - emotional actions
                            from wounded past — YOUR WAY OF LIFE

                Fr. Carter has a book



                Response to God's Love

                    God loves us perfectly
                    God created us in His image and likeness —

                We are to see our uniqueness and contribute
                    to loving God and others with our
                    gifts given - (1) that nobody can give and
                    love in this world and (2) give and love God
                    like us —
                    so we are to be empowered inside


                Punishing others for our own anger —

                Inside of us — is there light —
                Inside of us is there anger
                                    unfinished business —
                                    seeking dominance for dominance sake —
                                    disobedience to those over us

                Children must learn to obey —

                    Little babies — one year old cry to
                        get their way — maybe throw themselves
                        to the ground in protest

                    At four a child may throw a
                        temper tantrum —
                        "I want it and I want it"

                Like nobody else exists —

                The more we grow likened to Jesus —
                    the more we give like Jesus —
                    we see through the eyes of faith —
                    we hope in salvation for ourselves and
                        others —
                    we love God
                    we build relationships
                        with Mary, the saints
                        our family
                        our friends

                We see the greatest commandment


Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'


                Even a hermit sees the plan of the
                    Father and he prays and gives his
                    life in service for the Father's

                A child must learn to share —

                Children, babies don't want to obey,
                    Don't want to share —
                    they are learning

                When an adult sees only themselves and
                    does not see others —
                    when they act out untruths when they
                        walk in a room, how they
                        think others are victimizing them —
                        because they are dark and angry
                        inside —

                    when they pick a fight to be over,
                        hang up the phone, run out
                        of church or places mad —

                They are lost somewhere in wounded
                    emotions —

                The little child of the past is still in you -

                It can't rage —
                    or provoke another to anger —
                    violate others boundaries and
                    see with eyes that say
                        "my schedule"
                        "my way"

                it can't do that and live with peace with others

                unless they are the one who is in
                    charge in authority —

                A fight against 'just authority' is just
                    that —
                    the person wants dominance —
                    they want their way and

                They may try to control or
                    emotionally control others


                    How many days do we have and how
                we can waste precious time God gives
                to us to help us to love and share with each
                other in building the Kingdom of God —

                    We are here on a journey to another place —
                God gives us the sun and moon, air, life,
                babies, grandmas and grandpas, and we can
                be caught in surviving good days now
                as adults being reactors and not actors —


Matthew 25: 14-30

‘It is like a man about to go abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one, each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out on his journey. The man who had received the five talents promptly went and traded with them and made five more. The man who had received two made two more in the same way. But the man who had received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. Now a long time afterwards, the master of those servants came back and went through his accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. "Sir," he said, "you entrusted me with five talents; here are five more that I have made." His master said to him, "Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have shown you are trustworthy in small things; I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness." Next the man with the two talents came forward. "Sir," he said, "you entrusted me with two talents; here are two more that I have made." His master said to him, "Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have shown you are trustworthy in small things; I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness." Last came forward the man who had the single talent. "Sir," said he, "I had heard you were a hard man, reaping where you had not sown and gathering where you had not scattered; so I was afraid, and I went off and hid your talent in the ground. Here it is; it was yours, you have it back." But his master answered him, "You wicked and lazy servant! So you knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered? Well then, you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have got my money back with interest. So now, take the talent from him and give it to the man who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but anyone who has not, will be deprived even of what he has. As for this good–for–nothing servant, throw him into the darkness outside, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth."


                    We have been blessed and we have been
                called in Baptism to spread the Good News —
                People in the world dying of hunger — babies
                aborted in the womb for someone not wanting
                to answer the vocation as Mother —

                    How blind can we be — those who
                were in the 2001 Twin Towers Catastrophe
                went to work that day —

                    People in plane crashes die
                    God gives and gives to us —


The Ten Commandments

  1.   1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.

  2.   2. You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.

  3.   3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.

  4.   4. Honor your father and your mother.

  5.   5. You shall not kill.

  6.   6. You shall not commit adultery.

  7.   7. You shall not steal.

  8.   8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  9.   9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.

  10.   10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.

                    The commandments are His rules —


                    Being selfish is not God's way —

                    We are here as His servants and handmaids and
                    Yet how is our example for giving
                thanks to God — spreading His
                light — Showing others about the Catholic
                faith, the Eucharist, the priest — How
                God gives us a sharing in His life in

                    Petty arguments — one fighting their
                whole life because they are angry inside —
                wanting to make everyone under them — living
                in jealous manipulation because they
                are controlling and seeing everything through
                their stilted eyes —


                    Jesus gave His all
                    Jesus fell under the cross — wounded for
                        those who through force hurt others
                        with their selfish, unloving ways —

                    When you enter in your style to put up
                        God's banner 


                    Is your way to see your plan and
                        play your old favorite tune
                        "I forced it my way" 




                    ME  -  ME


Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'


                Our Lady said at Fatima

                    (1) "Conversion"


Genesis 1: 26-27

God said, 'Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.'

God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.


                    (2) Reparation

                        Telling God we are sorry —
                        Not trying to prove we have a
                            perfect performance

                    (3) Devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary



                Mary and Jesus ——> Sinless, Holy, Pure Hearts

                The New Eve is Mary
                The New Adam is Jesus

                Jesus came to show us the way of the Father —

                When we disobey —
                    We do it —
                    We have a free will —

                We can give into our wounded emotions
                    of the past —
                    act out unfinished business on innocent

                We never fool God —
                God bless us —
                We want to do Your will —
                Pardon us for our sins —
                Have mercy on us —
                Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

                Tomorrow is promised to no man —
                Why waste today, it may be our last —
                Say thanks to God who loves us and is
                    so good to us —

                God we thank Thee —
                Father, we give You ourselves
                We want to do Your will —
                We want to love
                We want to serve and honor and love You and
                    get to heaven —

                We praise and worship You Our God —

                Martyrs went before us


Matthew 7: 25

Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled themselves against that house, and it did not fall: it was founded on rock.


Psalm 119: 89-91, 135, 175

For ever, Yahweh, your word
is planted firm in heaven

Your constancy endures from age to age;
you established the earth and it stands firm.

Through your judgements all stands firm to this day,
for all creation is your servant.

Let your face shine on your servant,
teach me your will.

May I live only to praise you,
may your judgements be my help.


John 15: 5

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.




November 26, 2006

                        I can never live the moments of
this day again.

                            When I go to bed tonight they will
be gone forever.

                                I must treasure each moment --

                            I have right now because I
can never have it back again.


                Song: Live This Day

                Song: Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love

                Song: A Priest is a Gift from God



Psalm 23: 1-2

Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
In grassy meadows he lets me lie.

By tranquil streams he leads me



                Thank You God for the Church
                Thank You for the priest
                Thank You for baptism
                Thank You for the Eucharist
                Thank You for penance
                Thank You for the other sacraments

                God has called us to be one happy family


John 17: 20-26

I pray not only for these
but also for those
who through their teaching
    will come to believe in me.
May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
    and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
    it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory
    you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world will recognise
    that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them
    as you have loved me.

I want those you have given me
to be with me where I am,
so that they may always see my glory
which you have given me
because you loved me
before the foundation of the world.
Father, Upright One,
the world has not known you,
but I have known you,
and these have known
that you have sent me.
I have made your name known to them a
nd will continue to make it known,
so that the love with which you loved me
may be in them,
and so that I may be in them.


                We have a free will

                ACCOUNTABLE  > Fr. Mike says


                Telling the truth about our offenses against
                    God —

                Sin hurts our relationship with God
                Sin hurts our relationship with others

                God wants us to be happy
                Sin makes us unhappy

                If you knew tonight you would die
                    would you live today differently

                Jesus is meek and tender of Heart —

                The opposite is combat

                Song: Give me a heart, Oh Jesus —
                        Give me a heart like yours



Lamb of God

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


                Pray for peace, people everywhere

                We can live our days being

                    perfectionist    - we can't take things with us —
                                            endless, preoccupation with
                                            rules we make that can be robbing
                                            us of life and social relationships

                    slothfulness    - resistance, procrastinating, dawdling

                    over-submissive - impulsiveness (no control)
                                                temper outbursts
                                                lack of consideration for the
                                                rights of others

                    overindulgence   - greed, lust, gluttony

                    hypocondria    - health anxieties
                                            using health for excuse not to
                                                work or participate

                    punitiveness    - fierce revenge —
                                            punishing others for our darkness —
                                            hurting others

                    neglect           - can't feel close to others
                                           may start fights because of neglect in
                                           childhood - to keep others away —
                                           to keep others in combat with us

                    rejection        - think others don't accept us —
                                           can make things up

                The child of the past is still in there —
                    is the child demanding his own way and
                    we let him rule —
                    this is interfering with our adult life

                Parental attitudes about us — can be still
                    lived by us today — they can be
                    defeating and demanding and we
                    can be rebelling, against the way
                    God wants us to operate our own
                    and give into hurting others
                    ways we operate to hurt ourselves —
                    we can be our own worse enemy

                We can be self-isolating and pushing others
                    away through a style we used to
                    keep us in control and "safe we think" in
                    charge with others — alone in a
                    crowded room — making havoc for others —

                When God wants us to be holy
                                                    following His plan
                                                    not hateful

                How our whole life we make ourselves
                    feel left out through our 'old style' —
                    what about God's will and our

                Punitive — darkness
                                anger inside we act out in
                                revenge against others for
                                our hatred and unforgiveness,
                                pride and lack of unity and love
                                we choose with our free will

                Overindulgence — don't stick to our job —

                Procrastinators for control
                                        getting others to run to us for
                                            needed work

                What kind of a child were you?
                Are you divided today —
                    Do you work in harmony with others?
                Does the child of the past rule with wounded emotions?






We are to have a relationship with:

                Our Lady

                Angels who served God
                    St. Gabriel
                    St. Michael
                    St. Raphael
                    Our Guardian Angels

                Great saints — our friends
                    St. Joseph                St. Margaret Mary
                    St. Thomas              St. Teresa
                    St. Ignatius               All Saints
                    St. Claude


Tobit 13: 2-4, 7-8

For he both punishes and pardons;
he sends people down to the depths
    of the underworld
and draws them up
    from utter Destruction;
no one can escape his hand.
Declare his praise before the nations,
you who are the children of Israel!
For if he has scattered you among them,
there too he has shown you his greatness.
Extol him before all the living;
he is our Lord
and he is our God;
he is our Father,
and he is God for ever and ever.

I for my part extol God
and my soul rejoices
in the King of heaven.
Let his greatness be on every tongue,
his praises be sung in Jerusalem.


Matthew 28: 20

and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’


Mark 1: 15

‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the gospel.’




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                    Our parents attitudes toward us

                    How do they work in our minds today —
                        scolding, telling us we didn't
                        do as we should, etc.




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