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Here’s a new devotion that I wrote. The devotion is based on the passage below:

Ephesians 4:25-32

So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

Loving and Kind

I’ll tell you, those three words bring back all kinds of memories, especially since my daughter was in the Weir High graduating class of 2020. You see, when she was little, these were the words her mother would use when challenging Maggie to self-evaluate her behavior. Let me explain. Whenever Maggie did something that might hurt another person in some way, her mother would ask her this simple question: Was that loving and kind? And even when she was a child, Maggie would respond with either “yes” or “no.” And if the answer was “yes,” my wife would patiently listen to her daughter explain why her words or actions were actually appropriate. And that conversation occurred so often, that the words “loving and kind” are seared into my mind, if not my soul.

And you know, I think those words really serve as the basis for what Paul wrote to the Ephesians. You see, in essence, he challenged these members of this Christian community to be loving and kind, but not just to one another. And he expected them to do it even if they were angry. In other words, regardless of what their world could excuse or justify, they were expected to be hard-working, honest and gracious. They should put away bitterness and anger, slander and malice, so that they might be more tenderhearted and more willing to forgive one another as God had forgiven them. You see, he was challenging them to use the same kind of standard that my wife used for our daughter: Were their words and actions loving and kind? And if they weren’t, then maybe they needed to change. Now that’s what Paul wrote. And given the animus and bitterness present within our society, maybe these are words we should all be applying to ourselves.

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Easter bumper issue- Out tomorrow!


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I’ll be posting issues 30 and 31 tomorrow an Easter double bill.


I’ve been taking it easy this week on my last days before I return to work at my school, so I’ve been leaving the blog post writing till later on in the day. It’s been nice to have longer to muse upon the chapters.


Also death and resurrection of Jesus is fundamental to our faith so I wanted to make the posts special.

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St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
In order to experience Christ’s Ascension and comprehend its mystery as far as possible, we must keep the life-giving commandments, acquire the deifying virtues, especially humility and love, so that we can endure every tribulation and temptation which comes by reason of our being Christians, but even to have the desire for martyrdom for the glory of Christ’s name.
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Hi! Welcome! If you are a Christian witch, I respect you and I hope my blog can help you with the witchy side of your spirituality.

If you’re a Christian who’s curious about other practices, I hope my blog can help you learn more about my religion as a Neopagan and my spiritual beliefs as a witch.

If you’re here to pray for me or to convert me, have at it! I’m all for freedom of religion! Full disclosure, I was raised Christian so the “read this bible verse” approach probably won’t work (I’ve already read the bible several times through). Also, I’ll pray for you too! I’ll ask my deities to watch over you and give you peace and contentment and prosperity, and to fill your hearts with kindness. And if you’re an asshole to me, I’m not above being petty and I’m already pretty near the end of my rope right now with assholes, so I will drag you. Magickally or otherwise. 

Thanks for following me! May your days be bright, may your hearts be loving, and may you surround yourself with people that make you feel loved. You are valid, you are worthy, and I love you, no matter your religion.

Blessed be!

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ARE YOU MAD 😡 YET???

If you aren’t, then please open your eyes. Please for the love of all that is Holy, realize what is going on in OUR country. America was built on foundations and beliefs that ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL but yet have we EVER once held ourselves to that standard? The answer is no.

WHITE PEOPLE WE NEED TO DO BETTER. If that sentence offends you then you are part of the problem.

It’s time for the people of our country to stop thinking that they are entitled because of their race. It’s time to realize that everyone struggles, everyone has good and bad days, everyone believes in something whether that be religion or believing that the sun will come up again tomorrow, everyone wants to be LOVED AND CARED FOR AND RESPECTED AND NOT KILLED DUE TO THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN.

#sayalloftheirnames

#slienceisbetrayal

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

#GeorgeFloyd

The worst part of all this is people who show this type of “behavior” and still say they love God. I don’t know which God they love but it’s not the one I love.

**NEWS FLASH: you cannot love God and hate people bc of their skin color. God’s love is unconditional and one of the greatest commandments is “love your neighbor as yourself” You can’t possibly do that if you hate someone bc of their SKIN!!! IT’S SKIN!!! We all have it!! We are all created equal by the same God!

PS. I’m not going to argue with anyone on why he was getting arrested or why anyone was put into the situation with any cops, I’m only saying that this doesn’t happen except to those of color and it’s time for it to stop!

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