New Testament Notes

These are just personal notes I am making to keep track of where I am in the New Testament. It’s not intended as a communication for others.  It’s just basically an outline to help me organize my thoughts. The Book of Matthew starts with the genealogy of Jesus Christ through 42 generations (Abraham through Christ)….

Protective Prayers

Psalm 5:11-12 Five different types of prayers for a hedge of protection around you Psalm 91 A prayer for God to be your refuge and fortress Psalm 37 A prayer of trust in God Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel A prayer for protection in battle 3 Prayers that can drive out evil These are…

The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount is a good starting place if you are exploring the teachings of Jesus Christ.  The Beatitudes remind me of the Ten Commandments – but for the New Testament. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 1-12) also available here. It is visually depicted here. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the…

Praying – how and why

Over the years I have gradually begun to think of prayer as a personal commune with God, Mary, Angels, or all of the aforementioned.  It can take a while to get to the point where you feel a sort of “energy flow”. I think there are a lot of different ways to pray, but it…

Who should judge who?

This is really more of a question. Is man intended to judge man, or is there a higher power in charge of leveling all judgement? Is revenge ever justified, or should we wait for people’s souls to be evaluated by a higher power? Is it our place to attempt to equalize when we do not…

Good and Evil

I think it’s important to understand how to increase good in the world, and hopefully – in effect, decrease evil. It is said that Socrates devoted his whole life to one question: how he and others can become good human beings, or as good as possible. There are a few routes you could take. One would…

Angels and Seraphim

What do angels actually do? Seraphim celebrate God’s love, worship God continually, and celebrate the praises of God.  Angels also communicate between heaven and earth, multipurpose as soldiers, and are servants in the heavenly court. They are often accompanied by flashes of lightning. A few of the main archangels are Michael, Uriel and Gabriel. But…

The Word for World is Forest

Resilience: The ability to adjust to changes, bounce back from tragedy, and build a microcosm you can live in, and outside of, fluidly of free will. Spirit + Body + Mind + Social The unexamined life is not worth living, but it’s important to look at it from a perspective that works well for you….