GoD And DoG by WJ Francisco

Dan E.'s new haircut

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Dandelion Salad

on Aug 4, 2009

Visit us on FB and at http://www.GoDandDoG.org. Both love me no matter what – divine God and canine mutt. c2009 Wendy Francisco Crack O’ Noon Music ascap. The GoD and DoG gift book is available on Amazon, B&N, Borders.

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Trouble by Mark A. Goldman

by Mark A. Goldman
Guest Writer
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www.gpln.com
July 21, 2011

Stamp of Moldova: 50th anniversary of the Univ...

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Trouble!  We got trouble, my friends, right here in River City!  Trouble, trouble… trouble.

Politicians these days seem to end every address they make with the prayer… “… and God Bless America!”   God hears.

Trouble.  We got trouble.

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The Case For The Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God (2006)

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/

Updated: July 31, 2012 added another video

Note: replaced 1st video Aug. 14, 2014

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church ” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.amazon.com/Case-Creator-Lee-Strobel/dp/B000ION2HG

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A Letter to the Church by Shawn Grandstaff

by Shawn S. Grandstaff
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
August 18, 2009

With all the political rhetoric that we hear today and the high-jacking of pure Christianity, which is saturated with the Love of God, not judgment, I may come off a little strong at times with some righteous indignation. Reason being, the so-called educated elites on both sides are trying to run everything by defining what they think civilized life is when they’re not too civilized themselves. Meanwhile, American Christianity has turned the church into a fast-food chain with a drive-thru for Jesus because it’s been created by corporations. My desire is that you will hear my heart. I really can’t express that enough. The words you’re about to read are not just ranting and raving from some angry individual, but heartfelt passion for humanity, those who are starving and have AIDS and have no other way to live but that which has been set before them; the ones we know or at least act like we know, but honestly, it seems we have forgotten and left behind; I’m speaking of the world, the one for which Jesus died. The main reason for the world’s situation is due in large part to the oppressive system that Jesus has set us free from. We must quit using certain misinterpreted Scriptures to justify why we don’t help and just begin to see whether it is their fault from some past generational curse (which is always the copout for not being involved) or if it’s really an oppressive system, the kingdom of this world that is causing hell on earth.

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Good Shepherd Sunday + Bob Dylan: Gotta Serve Somebody

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Updated: May 4, 2009 added “Message of the Day” excerpt

Note: Video retitled to “Allow Yourself to Be Human”.

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Fr. Carr speaks about what it means to follow THE Good Shepherd.

Fr. Carr is the pastor at St. Benedict Parish in Somerville
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Forget about the Crusades, the pogroms, and the greedy TV ministers…

The Sermon of the Beatitudes (1886-96) by Jame...

The Sermon of the Beatitudes (1886-96) by James Tissot from the series The Life of Christ, Brooklyn Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by Lo
editor, Dandelion Salad

To my unbelieving friends:

Read the words of Jesus yourself. Or listen to the words.

Seriously. Start with Matthew 5. Listen to this passage.

Keep an open mind and an open heart while reading and/or listening to these words.

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Message of the Day: The Presence of God

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From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dailyseed/messages

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Daily Spiritual Seed
– resources for prayer and spiritual growth

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

“The presence of God” means a lively, attentive realization of God’s absolute presence — God is everywhere, in all places, in all things, in all people. Wherever birds fly, they encounter the air; so wherever we go or wherever we are, we find God present.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30-19:3; Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mk
5:21-43

R. (1a) Listen, Lord, and answer me.

Incline your ear, O LORD; answer me,
for I am afflicted and poor.
Keep my life, for I am devoted to you;
save your servant who trusts in you.
You are my God.

Have mercy on me, O Lord,
for to you I call all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.
Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my pleading.

GOSPEL MEDITATION

– from http://www.dailyscripture.net/

In Jesus we see the infinite love of God extending to each and every individual as he gives freely and wholly of himself to each person he meets. Do you approach the Lord with confident expectation that he will hear your request and act?

“Lord Jesus, you love each of us individually with a unique and personal love. Touch my life with your saving power, heal and restore me to fullness of life. Help me to give wholly of myself in loving service to others.”

NOTES FROM A CLASSICAL WORK

“Sayings of Light and Love,” by St. John of the Cross (jottings from his notebooks)

46. If you make use of your reason, you are like one who eats substantial food; but if you are moved by the satisfaction of your will, you are like one who eats insipid fruit.

see

Message of the Day: Love and Forgiveness

Wisdom From Ephesus: The Gospel of John

That You May Be Certain: The Gospel of Luke

The Dawning: Christianity in the Roman Empire

The Jewish Foundation of Christianity

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)