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Why Pray?

Why Pray

God wills us to pray in order to develop an incredible fellowship with Him. In fact, we are all wired for this. Why pray? As  St. Augustine once said, “You have made us for Yourself; and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.

The vast company of faithful in other world religions testify that prayer makes a tremendous difference in one’s life. Most of us cannot function either well  or long without prayer.Why Pray

Contemporary man has rediscovered the sacred, even if he does not always know how to identify it. Is man truly capable of knowing something beyond what he sees with his eyes or hears with his ears?

Man recognizes himself as an ethical being, capable of acting according to criteria of good and evil, and not only those of profit and pleasure. He also recognizes himself as a spiritual being, capable of putting himself in contact with God.  

Prayer is the first verification of such a reality. That is how a conversation begins with your Creator.

 Of course, there are those who say “I believe in Jesus Christ”, but they don’t affect the way they live. The answer is not that we now have to add hard work to our faith; rather, we haven’t truly understood or believed in Jesus at all.


Try reading Psalm 23 for three weeks. It begins with, “The Lord is my Shepherd… ” and ends with, “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” You will notice the difference. This is a prayer of affirmation — not a prayer of petition, asking for favors. It will move you so much, that you will want to make it part of your daily spiritual life from now on. Continue reading Why Pray?

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We are all spiritually powerless and not just those physically addicted to a substance Some Twelve Steppers settled for mere sobriety from a substance instead of a real transformation of the self. 

Usually, there is little removal of most defects of character.  We would rather be ruined than changed. Our inability to see our personal failures is paralleled by our need for deliverance. You cannot heal what you need delivered; what will remain in control of you is from within, festering and destroying you and those around you..



We all seem to be guilty of craving something that we cannot have. Some of us refuse to let go of these cravings.


It takes a deep sense of humility to change long established attitudes. Egos are at work here. Your ego must be tamed. The power to be more selfless comes from the power of God. “The Kingdom is within you.”                                                                  Luke 17:21

When we stop fighting against those things that can’t be changed, contentment becomes a possibility. Hope and openness enable us to see our possibilities. Without hope, there is no growth in our communion with God and with others.


The AA saying at Alcohol Anonymous is “Let go and let God.” We relinquish our concerns into the Hands of God so that we can live our lives without energy-depleting fear. Unreasonable fear is a terrible enemy. Many of us try to be in total control of our lives, and we discover that the results are disastrous.

You can be so bogged down with a problem that you lose your creative energy to find your way out of it.

There is no promise that storms won’t be part of our lives. But there is a promise that we won’t navigate through them by ourselves:”Trust in the Lord forever; He will always protect us.”                                                                                                                               Isaiah 26:3, 4

Could we actually believe that saying yes to God would bring us harm? It will bring us gain and not loss.

The key to our growth is our willingness to leave some space for God to do His work within us. We have hope because we know that we are loved.


 One can be laden with all sorts of addiction. These include: alcohol, cigarettes, masturbation just to add a few. These addictions must be dealt with on a spiritual level. There is a very close cause and effect related to alcoholics in need of deliverance. Continue reading ALCOHOLIC DELIVERANCE ASSURED

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The proof of heaven starts with thousands of people around the world who claim to have had near-death experiences (NDEs). Scientists believe that these experiences can be easily explained as mere fantasies triggered by an extremely stressed brain. That belief changed for Dr. Eban Alexander.

Dr. Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a comma because of a rare illness: a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. His brain, that relates to thought and motion, had completely shut down. His condition was so bad that doctors were ready to stop all treatment. But then he regained consciousness and opened his eyes—and was healed: it was a medical miracle! Dr. Scott Wade who attended to him at the hospital concluded that having a full recovery from this illness after being in a coma for nearly a week, is truly remarkable.


During this laps of time he learned that “the death of the body and the brain are not the end of consciousness and that human experience continues after the grave. More important, it continues under the gaze of a God, who loves and cares about each one of us and it is about… where all the beings are ultimately going.” He claimed that the this place was real. Real” in a way that makes the life we are living here and now completely dreamlike by comparison”.

He saw his experience as a duty or a calling to tell people what he saw beyond the body and beyond this earth. He wrote a best-selling book: The New York Times book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. No matter what your personal beliefs might be, these ideas will change your life. You are learning about a new world for you: a vast and incalculably positive journey.

You are learning that there is a God in heaven

He controls everything and has a plan for you. He will give you eternal life in heaven if you live a life of humility, piety, dignity and inner poverty. All you have to do is follow 10 Rules (Commandments). And you don’t have to change any dates of your religious holidays! Wouldn’t Thomas Edison be surprised; he once said the he had “never seen the slightest scientific proof of religious theories of heaven and hell.”

While his body lay in coma,  Dr. Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Dr. Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Today he believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.  Continue reading PROOF OF HEAVEN

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Our holiness is compatible with every state in life. Even the rich are called to live holy lives by using their wealth in productive ways that foster their own growth and the growth of others.  IDOLATRY OF WEALTH Idolatry? Who can tell me what that word means?” A nine-year-old’s hand shot into the air. “It’s like what some people do with money—they make it more important than God.” The wisdom of these simple words reverberated through the Sunday school classroom. Christians are called to reject the idolization of wealth in the modern consumerist society. Instead, they are invited to make productive use of material wealth for the ministries of God.  So long as individuals maintain a greater attachment to worldly possessions than to God, they will find it harder to enter the kingdom of heaven than a camel to pass through the eye of the needle. An authentic life starts with a prayer: “I offer you this half hour of my swim for … who is struggling… or any other cause.” So that you “pray continuously” 1 Thessalonians 5:17  So while you are cleaning windows, you simply offer this hour of cleaning for thanksgiving for your family. You offer the actions of your life to God as a prayer. This is the secret on how the busy modern person can find intimacy with God. The interior effect of the work we do becomes more important than the exterior fruits of our work.


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Virtual Assistant Wanted

OBJECTIVE:  a virtual assistant helps to develop a Social Business in one chosen African country: a micro finance company to support women farmers and their family for land, seed and fertilizer.

This Social business has social objectives with the missionary zeal of a charity, with the efficiency and speed of a profit maximizing business. 

Traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. Similarly, governments have not proven effective over the centuries.

A free market business venture would fail to address social issues that need large scale investments while government spending and initiatives of charities are inefficient and many times financially and economically nonviable to achieve these sustainable results — a business that is totally dedicated to solving social and environmental problems.

You need to get your startup capital from somewhere. This is done on the website: Personalized Gifts become unusual and desirable Rewards for Donations in segments of $15.

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What will the Future be Like in Africa?

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We have only begun to scratch the surface in Africa of what could be the biggest potential market opportunity in the history of commerce. 

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 Muhammad Yunus, a practical visionary, wrote a book called Creating a World Without Poverty. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for the Grameen Bank and himself.

“Poor people are like Bonsai trees. Society never gave them the soil to grow tall.” — Prof. YunusWorld without poverty

Professor Yunus introduces a totally revolutionary dimension to the free market economy called Social Business. It does not interfere with the mechanism through which the normal Profit Making Business (PMB) works and prospers capitalization, expert business management, competitiveness etc. but investors here do not receive any dividend, though they can recover their investment if they want to, to reinvest in other Social Business or PMB. The social business is not a charity, because, it returns the original investment back to the investor.

You may well be one of the richest 1 percent owning 40 percent of the world’s assets.

World Economic Pyramid WORLD POVERTY
By contrast, the bottom half of the world’s population owns barely 1 percent of the planet’s assets.

While free markets have swept the globe and brought positive change.  We are so conditioned to accept the free-market as it is that we cannot even conceive of it having short-comings. Nevertheless traditional capitalism cannot solve problems of inequality and poverty because of its view of people as one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit. In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including spiritual, social, and altruistic.

The satisfaction gained in achieving the social goals are the only motive behind the investment, and the business will be evaluated according to that standard. Essentially it is a non-loss, non-dividend business aimed at social objectives education, health, environment, whatever is needed to address the problems faced by society. The profits here remain with the business and help it to grow further.

The whole thing is based on the premise that entrepreneurs need not be motivated only by the profits they personally receive, but can also be motivated by social goals and may enjoy success there with equal satisfaction. The important thing is not to mix up a Social Business with a PMB. In fact the inclusion of Social Businesses alongside PMBs in the business world will give the free market capitalism a nobler and a more fulfilling purpose. Its advantages over charity are many efficiencies, sustainable continuous use and utilization of business innovations.

This is a far more radical idea than mere corporate social responsibility, which in his mind tends to window-dressing and has an inherent conflict of interest between the requirement to maximize profit and the intention to do good.

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God Love Letters



Be Grateful for Every Sign of Love.

“I love you.

You were put on earth, and all of you My brothers and sisters, for a special purpose. You were created for heaven to be saints.

To reach this goal you will have to struggle and suffer and My life on earth is an example of what I mean.  Do not be afraid to commit your lives to Me and keep Me in view all the time.

You will have to root out sin in your heart as well as all your sinful attachments. This is always a struggle because sin can stick to
you like rust to metal.

With My grace you can get rid of these embedded habits of sin. You will have to be vigilant every day that you do not return to your former ways.

Cultivate, My dear friend, good habits of prayer, of reading the bible and good books, of thanking instead of gossiping, of forgiveness instead of harboring resentment, and of loving instead of criticizing and complaining.

Be humble as I am humble of heart and I will bless you. Accept everything as a gift to you from My Father and praise Him for it.

Be grateful for every sign of love and friendship and know that I am always with you. Let us walk hand in hand every day. I love you.”

The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:

Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public. 





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World Missions

World Missions

World missions had taken a beating after World War II. There was a great move for independence and nationalism. Missionaries, which represent Western culture, were attacked.  These Western missionaries were the first symbols of the West to go. When Western missionaries began leaving, they also started to pull out their financial support. Now 86 nations–with more than half of the world’s population –forbid or seriously restrict foreign missionaries.

Another reason for failure was that Western believers experienced worldliness, pride and unbelief. They used the humanist social gospel, where the emphasis is on the ”care of the whole man”. Humanists will not declare that the most important root cause of poverty is sin. This approach avoids the most important part of man: one’s spiritual life. 

Missionary schools and hospitals have come and gone in the last seven generations precisely because they did not deal with this root cause. Social work is not enough: what is required is evangelism and church planting: someone has to stay behind and nurture the new believers into maturity.

In foreign missions, people are starving because they have been enslaved by sin. The battle against hunger and poverty is really a spiritual battle, not a physical or social one. The only effective weapon one can use is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Your relatives all tell you it is important to succeed. Yet, when we look at the poor of the world they believe that their poverty is the excuse they have for not succeeding. They are too busy looking for the next meal and they have no time for anything else. They are in a survival mode and there is a total absence of faith and hope: they have accepted their fate. They have no dream of a great future.

Many churches experience the same phenomena: they have no dreams. They may not be in a survivalist mode, but they are in a maintenance mode. There is total absence of hope of a bright future.

In Nehemia 2, we see that there was the same sense of lost hope in Jerusalem. The walls were in ruins as was many of their houses. Nehemia pointed to their pain. “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.”                                                                                     Nehemiah 2:17

Sometimes pain is useful: it points us to the fact that something is wrong and something has to be done. They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work… I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success.” Nehemiah 2:18, 20: there was a need for a reawakening.

Today we are continually bombarded with bad news in all parts of the world including Europe and North America. This leaves us with a sense of giving up.

Yet when man and God come together, all is possible. God inspires the heart:”Yes, we can do it.” We are destined to do great things with God. We are powerful with God, because we are children of God. We simply must have faith in His miracles. Hearts will eventually change. They will see the glory of God through you.

World Missions

We read in Matthew 28 of the need to make disciples of all nations when Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew28: 18-20. This is what is commonly called “the Great Commission”, one of the most quoted passages of the New Testament.

There is a similar reference in the Old Testament: Daniel prophesies about this coming One, which is what Jesus is echoing here. In Daniel chapter 7 notice what is “given” to the “One like a Son of man”: ” I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, and He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations and men of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed.”                  Daniel 7:13 -14

                     Introduction: Pastor Gani Sison from the Philippines

World Mission


The average North American Christian gives only 50 cents per week to global missions, which is known as the Great Commission. Missions are the primary task of the Church, yet it receives only one percent of all our finances.

Born into affluence, freedom and divine blessings, Western Christians should be the most thankful people on earth. Along with these privileges comes responsibility:  what should one do with these unearned favors?  The Gospel has only one response: share.

World missions

“I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need in order that there may be a fair balance.Corinthians 8:13-14

God has not given us an abundance of blessings so that we can sit back and enjoy the luxuries of this world, or gorge ourselves on spiritual Cd’s and deeper- life conferences.

What does God really want?  He really wants us to realign our lifestyle so that many non-essentials of our life can be re-invested in the wealth of the Kingdom of God. Unfortunately, our Christian missions lack the total involvement from the support of the Body of Christ.

Have we lost touch with the Supernatural?

Jesus first healed the sins of the paralytic then He healed him. Continue reading MISSIONS REACHING THE WORLD

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Catholicism is the largest faith community in the world: more than a billion members. We have built a culture based on appearance: everything looks good, but scratch the surface, and you will discover little substance. If you ask 100 Catholics what the church’s mission is, you would get 100 different answers. Catholics must know their mission.

We are failing to do as Christ did — namely, to reach out and meet people where they are in their need, in their brokenness. We are failing to engage them. We are failing to show them how Jesus can ease their pain and make them whole again.

Gandhi once said after reading parts of the Bible on becoming a Christian, “If I had ever met one, I would have become one.”

CATHOLICISMLife can be wonderful, but brief.

We often confuse pleasure with happiness.  So we spend a large portion of our lives chasing shadows. We have given ourselves over to a thousand different whims, cravings and fantasies. This has nothing to do with real joy in our life. 

Today’s generation questions everything:  we have grown skeptical, and even cynical in our search for truth. We are overloaded with information and overwhelmed and tired — we merely want to survive.

“Most people lead lives of quiet desperation”, observed Henry David Thoreau.  In fact, the treatment for depression is ten times greater today than it was even 15 years ago. The suicide rates among teenagers and young adults have reached epidemic levels.

We become what we celebrate. What are we celebrating? What are we here for? What is the meaning and purpose of life? Have we been distracted?  Actually, the loss of our essential purpose is the cause of the great modern madness. The great misery is to be purposeless. People have simply become disoriented.

                           Joy is usually measured in moments                                                                   while unhappiness seems to go on forever.

How do I find joy in my life? A better question is:  How do I find joy in my life  which is usually by bringing joy to other people?


The human heart is on a quest for happiness — as the desert yearns for rain. God wants us to be happy.  The philosophy of Christ is the ultimate philosophy of human happiness. It isn’t just a way of life: it is the way of life. “I have come that your may have life and have it to the fullest.” John 10:10  

So, we must ask the question: what work do You wish for me to do with my life? What is Your will for my life?  So if you want to be happy for a lifetime and beyond, seek the will of God for your life.

Jesus is the single greatest agent of change in human history.  He has captured the imagination of every generation.  He gives us a vision: “Where there is no vision, the people will perish.” Proverbs 29:18

St. Augustine’s famous saying, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you, Lord.”  In God will man find the truth and happiness, which he never stops yearning for.  This is the mission of the Church: to be God’s direct and intimate response to our heart’s unceasing desire for happiness: to proclaim the Gospel to the people of every nation in every age; to share the life-giving gift of the Gospel.  “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”                                                                                   Mark 16:15

We are created to be loved and to love, and there is a restlessness, a longing for more, a profound discontent with our lives and with our culture. Our generation wants to witness someone , anyone –just one will do — living an authentic life: “don’t tell me — show me!”

Holiness is surrendering to the Will of God; it is letting our decisions be guided by the Holy Spirit. So, God calls each of us to live holy lives. We are perfected by the grace of God, which is the power of God alive within us.  It is a gift from God when we cooperate with His plan for our lives.

Holiness and prayer are a matched couple, yet many people fail to establish a daily habit of prayer. God is our Friend and friends like to know what is going on in each other’s lives. Those who pray daily know that if you neglect prayer for one day, you become less focused. Why? Because prayer allows you to hear the voice of God in our lives and to walk where He wants you to walk. In the silence, God speaks and we are able to hear His quiet voice; He bestows His wisdom on us.  All this happens during 10 to 20 minutes of the day.

The rich are called to live holy lives by using their wealth  in productive ways that foster their own growth and the growth of others. The same is true of the talented people who are expected to share the benefit of their talents. It is all about being of value to others. Those who are holy enjoy a richer, more abundant experience of life, more than you can imagine. There is nothing more attractive than holiness — more inspiring and more intriguing.

Christ said to Peter, “Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch” Luke 5:4  The world, on the other hand, is constantly calling us to fish in the shallow water.

Love is the core of Jesus’ philosophy. For to love is to give your self freely. Yet to give yourself to another or to God, you must first possess your self.  We must become the best-version-of-ourselves, with the loving nature of God.

Much of this post  is influenced from this wonderful book:

Dynamic Catholic

Something Wonderful is about to Happen!

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 Explaining Depressing Feelings


How do you explain depressing feelings? Have you ever felt that the world is full of deception – nothing and no one should be trusted. Such notions, arises from disillusionment, distrust of one’s fellow beings, unhappiness and eventually, despair. Life has suddenly and devastatingly become devoid of meaning; we arrive at a time of life-threatening crisis. Meaning and purpose for life cannot be found. Where and to whom can one turn? Who can one trust to find the right answers?
We seem to be ‘looking through a glass darkly’ — looking at what was going on around us as if we were a detached observer – being there and involved but also feeling that somehow we weren’t really present.
We cry more than any normal person should; we don’t care to eat, cook, or clean, we don’t care to see our friends. We can’t focus at work, or carry out our daily responsibilities at home. When we step back and think about it, we wonder, is there a point to being alive? 
It’s a frightening thought when we realize we’ve just admitted to ourselves there could be no reason to be here. There is a difference between being sad, and being sad for no reason. A sadness deep in your bones that does not want to go away after time and effort. It’s not something anyone wants to readily admit.

We practice making lists on why our life is something to be envious of, but that doesn’t help. It makes one hate oneself more for being sad when one has it so good. Then you say to yourself that you are a failure…and it spirals from there. It’s awful. It’s exhausting. It’s black.

People brush you off by telling me you that you need, “exercise and a combination of certain vitamins,” or, “think of the starving children in Africa without clean water to drink.”

So you realize that you need help. You  struggle with showing any signs of weakness, but asking for help is not something you can easily do. You are not sure there is anything any one person could do or say; you suppose this is a dark valley ; you have to go at it alone. You can only hope you make it out the other side.

You are afraid that you will spend your  life chasing happiness. But at times, you wonder if you are just running.


A friend expresses concern that one day your stress may actually lead to chronic illness or depression.

When it is dark, you can see the stars with GOD.


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