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The Heavenly Atmosphere

Posted by saintisaac on January 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A man who has within him the Kingdom of Heaven radiates holy thoughts, Divine thoughts.  The Kingdom of God creates within us an atmosphere of heaven, as opposed to the atmosphere of hell that is radiated by a person when hades abides in his heart.  The role of Christians in the world is to filter that atmosphere on earth and expand the atmosphere of the Kingdom of God. 

--++Archbishop P. Gregory Schell

Growths and Rats! Thoughts on 1 Samuel 6:1-16

Posted by saintisaac on June 21, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you downloaded your copy of the free daily scripture reading plan we provide each month to empower and support you on your spiritual journey. I encourage you to make scripture reading/study a part of your daily routine and watch as the Holy Spirit begins to speak to you through the dynamic tool that is the Bible! Someone once asked, "Which bible is the best for me, King James, New Internat...

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Benedict's 12 Degrees of Humility: Step 1

Posted by saintisaac on June 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


This morning, I am pleased to settle back into my office here at the Peoples Cathedral after many months of serving as a teacher in I AM Academy at our other facility about 2 miles away.  School ended last Friday (6/10) making this the first week I am able to completly focus on all things pastoral!  What a blessing it was to work with the students, my group was 8th - 12th graders.  We made great headway in the areas of reading and writing, etc. but i...

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The Jesus Prayer

Posted by saintisaac on April 12, 2010 at 4:07 PM Comments comments (0)

A few thoughts on the prayer of Jesus which is simply stated:


"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner!" 


Accounts tell us the prayer likely finds roots in the Eygptian desert which was settled in the 5th century by monastic Desert Fathers. 


The prayer becomes a point of reflection for us as earlier this year, the ++Archbishop began leading corporate declarations of it.  These declarations beg...

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Jesus Under Fire pt. 2

Posted by saintisaac on February 14, 2010 at 1:24 PM Comments comments (0)

Continuing our dialogue about the Good Samartian... 


The driving force of our actions as Christians should never be to earn eternal life. Our service and love to others should always stem from the complete and total work of love accomplished on the cross of Calvary. Through the cross, Christ demonstrated in action, his love for us. He did not pass by, He did not ignore our struggle, He stopped! He saw us…took pity on us…and laid down his life that...

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Jesus Under Fire! Pt. 1

Posted by saintisaac on February 12, 2010 at 10:28 AM Comments comments (1)

In the Gospel of Luke, we see Jesus coming under fire from an expert in the law, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"



Jesus points back and says, "what is written in the law?"



The response by the scholar is exactly right! He knew precisely what the requirements are to ensure an eternal reward. It boils down to two simple points:



1) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your s...

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Posted by saintisaac on January 25, 2010 at 2:58 PM Comments comments (1)

One of the great stories of recovery in the Old Testament is found in the latter part of the book of Genesis and it is the account of Joseph.  Joseph is first mentioned in chapter 30 v. 24, but the story really gets juicy in chapter 37 when Joseph begins to dream.  Isn't it interesting how dreams, visions, hopes, really can throw a curve ball in our lives.  This was the case for Joseph! 


"Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to hi...

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Waters! Reflections from the Bayou!

Posted by saintisaac on January 10, 2010 at 9:13 PM Comments comments (4)

Greetings from the deep south as Dc. Dustin and I are on a pastoral trip in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  We can confirm there is high quality H20 in this part of the country.  Our room is quaint and quiet, every sound stands out and we understand why Jesus sent them out two by two!  There is a brisk bite to the air, bite that is intensified by high humidity.  


Just outside our room is a small lake.  This morning on a short walk, I noticed a re...

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Looking Ahead...2010!

Posted by saintisaac on December 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (4)


Post-Christmas Greetings to All --


++Archbishop P. Gregory Schell challenged the congregation this past Sunday to set a resolution for our spiritual man!  Many in America will set goals to lose weight, start a work out routine, quit smoking, etc.  All of these are viable efforts, but what will our spiritual resolutions be?  The striking part of the message, The Enlightened Mind (link available on homepage), for me was the idea that true cha...

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Posted by saintisaac on December 14, 2009 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (3)

As we continue on our journey of Advent 2009, we shift our attention to this week's theme -- JOY!  I challenge every person who reads this to blog below about a time in your life when you experienced true and authentic joy!  The richness of our stories will be great gifts to all who read, so take a moment and share!