UNEXPECTED REDIRECTION

Solitude and silence are the most radical of the spiritual disciplines because they most directly attack the sources of human misery and wrongdoing.  To be in solitude is to choose to do nothing.  For extensive periods of time.  All accomplishment is given up.  Silence is required to complete solitude, for until we enter quietness, the world still lays hold of us.  When we go into solitude and silence we stop making demands on God.  It is enough that God is God and we are his.  We learn we have a soul, that God is here, that this world is “my Father’s world.

– Dallas Willard (from the intro to Invitation to Solitude & Silence by Ruth Haley Barton)

Posted by Bill Taber | Feb 18, 2020

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

“God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing ye dismay.
Remember Christ the Savior was born on Christmas Day.
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r when we were gone astray.”

I said to My gentlemen this morning: “May we be His gentlemen today!”

I just read this morning of King David–in the line of our Messiah.

King David sinned greatly against himself, against his Nation, against a woman and against His Lord. He awareness was clouded, His spirit was numb, His soul was distorted. He was for all practical purposes lost. Satan’s pow’r was reigning in his life and domain.

It took a prophet to make him sober, see the gravity and depth of which he had fallen so quickly. He did repent and also paid dearly in consequences.

Satan’s pow’r roams now and He goal is to take you down–even in this beautiful season. Guard your heart with all diligence because he is on the prowl.

Pray! Claim the protection of the Lord and His Spirit. Do not fear! The Lord makes a way forward when our circumstances says to us there is no way. You will move forward in His care.

Christmas Eve gifts to you!

Are Coptic Christians persecuted in Egypt?


Juliana Iskandar (جوليانا إسكندر), I am a Coptic-Egyptian-American
Answered Aug 12 is Quora

Hell Yes!

I’m tired of all the people denying that we are. No matter what your intentions are, you’re honestly not helping anyone by denying that it’s happening. Just go to Egypt. See for yourself how the Copts are treated. Ask them if they know someone who has been killed in the bombings, you will likely find someone who knows someone who was killed or injured by them or the mobs. Egypt has problems with the way it treats the Copts. That’s an observable fact. In some parts of Cairo and the rest of the country, I get stared at and harassed if I go without hijab. That shouldn’t happen. None of this should be happening frankly.

An Islamist mob burning down a church.

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