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The Season of the Spirit

Nowhere else in the Bible than in the Acts of the Apostles will we find a better description of all that the Holy Spirit can do. Nowhere else do we read so many stories of how the Spirit transformed and empowered ordinary people and sent them into the world as his ambassadors. So let’s take a look at some of these stories to learn how the Spirit worked—and how he can work in our hearts today!
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Intercessory Prayer

The buzzer sounded so loud and harsh that John could hear it through the thick wooden door to the rectory. “What am I doing here?” he thought to himself as he saw the face of the gruff old priest appear in the tiny side window. More »

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

Joseph of Arimathea had been a secret disciple of Jesus, too fearful to openly declare allegiance to the rabbi from Galilee and follow him. Nonetheless, he found the courage to disagree with the Sanhedrin’s plan to have Jesus put to death (Luke 23:51). More »

Lenten Meditations on Christ’s Love for Us

The fire of Christ’s love on the cross has not burnt out; it is not something of the past, of two thousand years ago, of which only the memory lives on. It exists now; it is alive. More »

The Spirit of Lent

The somber chant of the Miserere (Psalm 51) on Ash Wednesday instills within us the spirit of this season of repentance: More »

A Pause That Refreshes

Did you know that the Hebrew word “selah” occurs seventy times in thirty-nine of the psalms? While we don’t know for certain what it means, many biblical scholars believe that selah was a musical term used to indicate a pause in a song, whether for emphasis or for reflection. More »