In games, your mana represents some sort of mental energy (usually for the game’s spellcasting system). When you run out of mana, you need to recharge before you can use it again. Real life is the same way: throughout the day, some things deplete your mental energy. Here’s how to make sure you have enough of it when you need it the most.
If you’re able to do something great for the world, but it requires you to sin in a big way to do it, is that okay?
Any time you try to do something great, the Hater’s Guild steps in to get you to stop. Satan be hatin’. It’s called spiritual warfare, and it can be a clue to what God is asking you to do. So, by seeing where the opposition and resistance comes up, that’s an indicator that someone (the devil) doesn’t want you to do it, which is a great reason to do it.
Every year, I send out a survey so you can tell me what you like about my blog/channel, what you want to see more of, what you want to see less of, that kind of thing. Here’s my 2017 survey!
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On a hot summer day in Texas, one member of a family suggests they take a bus to Abilene, 53 miles away. The rest of the group readily agrees. Which is fine, except none of them actually want to go, they just think everyone else does. After the trip, everyone complains about how they didn’t want to go and it was a terrible idea. The story first appeared in Jerry B. Harvey’s article titled “The Abilene Paradox”, and in military circles is known as the “bus to Abilene.” So why did everyone just make a trip that no one wanted?
God is caling you to be a hero, but He usually doesn’t spell out the whole plan all at once. Here’s why.
When it comes to Catholic, Rome isn’t the only game in town. In fact, Roman is one of 24 rites within the Catholic Church, the other 23 are considered the Eastern Rites. Over the past year, I decided to visit all the ones I could (13 in all, the rest aren’t found in the U.S.). What did I learn?
A friend of mine had a really cool analogy for what it’s like to receive the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin, and I figured I’d share.
Beat the bad guys, level up, get stronger, take on tougher bad guys. It’s a formula we’re very used to for games. But it’s also how it works when it comes to overcoming sin and growing in holiness.