A message to guys about friendships with girls.

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Originally posted on Finding Freedom in Christianity.:

This one may cause some controversy, but I’m going to post it anyway. A subject that has been popping up a lot in the last while for me is relationships and the limits or lack of limits on friendships with the opposite sex. I’m not going to post a bunch of rules for anyone, but I do want to discuss some elements that I think should help one be more honest about things, and each can consult with their own spiritual guide on what is right for each to practice.

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Family, Fast food and the Prodigal Son

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It’s a story that we have heard so many times, but it’s one that never gets old: the Prodigal Son. It’s the story of a dad’s love. A dad who worked hard, like we all do today, to provide food, sustenance, security and love to his family.
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Love became man.

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A very Merry Christmas to all of us celebrating the feast of our Lord’s Incarnation today!

How amazing is it that we have a God who wants us, loves us, and is willing to come out of His majesty to literally be one of us? He Who is outside of time accepted to be in it, He without a body took on Flesh! What was the point of that? Really, why did Love become man?

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Reflections on an exorcism – the devil is real…

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Almost one year exactly to the day, an important lesson to remember!

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December 3, 2013

My friends,

This morning a woman possessed by a devil was in the Church. We’ve discussed some of this stuff before, but the context of this one was different than what I had witnessed previously and it’s worth bringing up. This isn’t a sermon, I just wanted to reflect on some stuff with you guys that impacted me…

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The hermit who became a Bishop.

There’s a monastic story that left an impact on me and comes to mind a lot. The story goes like this:

There was a monk who entered anchoritic life – that is, he became a solitary. In this mode of life, he gave himself up to the sweet love of God, and felt many comforts that came from heaven. He felt the active presence of God, he felt joy in his prayers, and the supernatural was ever-present with him. There were physical and spiritual signs of God’s love at all times.
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Simple thanks: then and now.

Please close your eyes for a moment and use that innate tool called the imagination. Take away your current surroundings, and follow me to North America, 300 years ago.
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Thoughts & Meditations of an Orthodox Christian

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