Monthly Archives: June 2013

Special Edition Part 3 – Exodus International – 06/24/2013

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  It harmed countless people, not just those in the programs but also their families, friends and communities. Exodus took a heavy toll emotionally, spiritually and physically. Too many end their lives feeling hopeless and alone because of homophobia and rejection. Rev. Dr. Cindi Love        9:51Exclusive Full Interview: ‘God & Gays’ – The Morning After – Our… Read more »

Special Edition Part 2 – Exodus interview: what leaders of defunct ‘gay conversion’ group are planning – 6/22/2013

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  On Wednesday, Chambers issued a stunning apology to the gay community for “years of undue suffering and judgment at the hands of the organization and the Church as a whole.” Then, Exodus International announced it was closing its doors, after 37 years as an umbrella organization over ministries that engage in Christian “conversion therapy.” He no longer believes it’s… Read more »

Special Edition Part 1 – Gay rights bombshell: Why key ‘gay conversion’ group is closing – 06/22/2013

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  “Decades after leading US mental health organizations agreed that being gay is not a disorder, a small segment of American society, driven largely by religion, has persisted in saying homosexuality is something that can and should be ‘cured,’ ” the Advocate newspaper wrote Thursday. “While there has always been ample skepticism about the ‘ex-gay’ movement, recent developments indicate the… Read more »

Loving Our Neighbor – Weekend Edition – 06/22/1013

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  “Whenever any church will inscribe over its altar, as its sole qualification for membership, – the Savior’s condensed statement of the substance of both Law and Gospel, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself,’ that church I will join with… Read more »

Guard Your Heart and Mind by Tyler Perry – Daily Bread – 06/21/2013

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  I know that a lot of different kinds of people from a lot of different backgrounds and faiths read this email . . .  right now in these times in our country there are lots of you who are wondering how you’re going to pay the mortgage or the rent, or feed your families.  And there are lots of… Read more »

Lessons From A Rembrandt Painting By Kim Shippey – Daily Bread – 06/20/2013

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  What I do know is that he would have forgiven me, in the spirit in which he writes so persuasively about forgiveness in his book on the Prodigal.  Of course, he would insist that this has to be God’s forgiveness, which is unconditional. Too often, says Nouwen, when we say, “I forgive you,” our hearts remain angry or resentful…. Read more »

A Life Lesson: Evening Reflections by Virginia Harris C.S.B. – Daily Bread – 06/19/2013

    “When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.”  (Proverbs 3:24)                 A Life Lesson: Evening Reflections by Virginia Harris C..S.B. Posted: 17 Jun 2013 11:58 PM PDT   Whatever you do to unwind from the day’s activities – an… Read more »

A Lesson in Forgiveness – Daily Bread – 06/18/2013

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    Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21   Ask to be made more patient and loving when persecuted… And delivered from all anger… Read more »

Stay in Church By Evan Mehlenbacher – Daily Bread – 06/17/2013

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    “I love the whole human family and have labored to bless ALL, not a clan, but ALL. I am abrupt, but honest in what I say to all. But behind this is my universal and deathless love for every one of the human family.” Mary Baker Eddy (Letter to Mrs. Swarts, 1885) Stay in Church By Evan Mehlenbacher… Read more »

Father’s Day 2013 Special Edition: Gift for a father—forgiveness and love

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  When you forgive you love and when you love God’s light shines on you. Into The Wild  21:42 Into the wild (View the Video) – Best Moment     Gift for a father – forgiveness and love Name withheld From the June 10, 2013 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel   Father’s Day is celebrated in a variety of… Read more »