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Subscriber onlyTwo of Rome's great cathedrals are St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls and St. John Lateran Cathedral. They contain the remains of two of the church's most famous apostles: Peter and Paul. The tomb of Paul is located in St. Paul's, but his head is not there. For a view of the reliquary containing the head of Paul you must go to St. John Lateran. Above the High Altar is the canopy or baldacchino, a Gothic structure resting on four marble columns. Near the top the heads of the apostles Peter and Paul rest in separate but equal golden reliquaries. Although great treasures, the greatest treasure to God is when places of worship are filled with the praises of living people. Continue reading...

I have chosen you ...

Subscriber onlyElection, free will, predestination, sovereignty, Calvinism, Arminianism, perseverance, falling from grace, limited atonement, TULIP, God decides, man decides -- the debate goes on and on. I am not going to address that issue today, but I want to take two factors out of the equation and shed light on them. Continue reading...

What is the middle between coveting and pride?

Subscriber onlyTurkish coffee is devoid of any filtration. Turbinado sugar, cardamom, and espresso are stirred directly into boiling water, poured into a cup, and drank. A pot of Turkish coffee yields two cups of two ounces each. Delightful! Continue reading...

Thanksgiving -- 2016

Subscriber only"Thank you for mommy and daddy, for grandma and grandpa, and thank you for my kitty, and...." Continue reading...