God Is Good

ProLifeCorner – 12-12-14 – by Staff –  On December 17 of 2013 we shared with our readers and asked their prayers for a young man, Matt,  severly burned in a fire.  We are so pleased to present the following letter from Matt’s sister telling us of his progress since then.  What a joyous Christmas gift for Matt and his family.  His recovery is nothing short of a miracle and the answer to many prayers.  Good news is hard to come by these days, and this is one article we rejoice in being able to report. Continue reading

Christmas Is Jesus

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. How I personally feel about this celebration can be understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just get along and love one another.

If it bothers you that your home town does not allow a Nativity scene, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your front lawn. If all My followers did that, there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town. 

Stop worrying that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It is I who make all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that once in a teaching, explaining who 1 am in relation to you and what each of our tasks are. If you have forgotten that one, look up John l5:l-8.

 If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth, here is my wish list. Continue reading

John Prepares the Way of the Lord

Pro Life Corner – The power of God is discovered in the humility of Jesus becoming Man.  Jesus come to us as an infant, thus showing us an example of true humility.  When our Blessed Mother gazed upon her Son, she did not look up to heaven, but looked down because heaven was in her arms. Continue reading

Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

ProLifeCorner-       By Larry Plachno-  It could be that the reason why our society is falling apart is because we are asking the wrong questions.

        There is a G.K. Chesterton quotation that is very appropriate right about now. He said “Jesus promised his disciples three things – that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.” So, the obvious question is when were you last in trouble over your stand on morals? Have you at least taken a stand that caused others to give you a funny look? If neither, then there is probably a pretty big chance that you are asking the wrong questions. Continue reading

He Is on His Way

Jesus is the Reason for the Season      He is on His way- let us rejoice and be glad in the Lord.

ProLifeCorner-  We “always feel it an obligation to remind people about the reason for the season of Advent and Christmas. Do not get caught up too much in the presents, sales gimmicks, pressures to have to have the perfect Christmas. Jesus gave us the greatest present we could ever have Received – his very self. Because God became man, we can know that He wants to be with us all the time. How much time do you spend with Him? Could you spend more time with Him this season?” Continue reading

I’m Pro-life But…

Is this you? “I’m pro-life. I would never have an abortion. But I’m not an activist.” Well, I’m glad   you’re   against child-killing. But it’s not enough to say you are against abortion. You must live what you believe. You may not be a hold-a-sign-and-engage-in-public-debate activist, but every Christian should take a stand against abortion. Call it activism, education or ministry, but when genocide is occurring in our nation, we must do more than identify with the opponents of it. When we are persecuted for our stance on abortion or for righteousness sake, it can be discouraging. Who doesn’t want to be liked and accepted? But we must not fear rocking the boat when our fellow human beings are drowning in the devil’s deceptive lies. There are millions of people who are broken and hurting, starving for the truth. They try to fill a void by giving themselves away sexually. When the consequences of their actions hit them, and a baby is created, they try desperately to find a way out. They end up covering up one sin with another by killing their child. The darkness around them gets thicker and harder to overcome, the longer and deeper they dive into perpetual sin. Continue reading

The Pickup’s interview with Celebrate Life magazine

ProLifeCorner – 11-17-14 – by Staff – Many years ago we were working on material for our Pro Life Corner bulletin quotes when we came across several wonderful pro-life quotes from Mark Pickup.  We did not realize at that time the tribulations he and his wife, LaRee, were experiencing, we only knew his writing was superb and we wanted to share it with others.  As years passed we became more aware of Mark’s condition and just some of the trials he has endured.  We have corresponded with him for quite some time and were so thrilled at the wonderful news he shared with us when he was able to take a few steps.  What joy!  Please take time to read the story of a most remarkable and faithful pro-life couple.  If only our world contained more couples like them, it would be a much better place to live. Continue reading

Rigidity of Self

ProLifeCorner- Nov 14 2014-  Me, myself, and I is a way of selfishness, greed, laziness, revenge, etc.. that leads one to Hell.  The “I know better than God” mentality is an attitude embraced by many young people from the ages of 18 to 35 who do not believe the Bible is truly the Word of God. Continue reading

Long Awaited Tour of the Madonna Renewal Center

ProLifeCorner – Freeport, Il – 10-25-2014 – by Staff –The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, are pleased to present a brief tour of the building which will house the Madonna Renewal Center.  Some of the restoration has been completed already; for example, the roof has been replaced and the grounds have been restored to their beauty.  While much has been accomplished, there is still much work to be done.  See and hear where the Sisters currently are in their project. Continue reading

The Parable of the King’s Wedding Banquet

ProLifeCorner-  10-14-2014 – Below is a wonderful homily sent to us by a friend.  It explains the parable of the king’s wedding banquet simply and completely and gives the reader much to ponder.  Please take a few minutes to read it-you will certainly not regret doing so. Continue reading