The Parable of the Lost Coin - Luke 15:8-10

Posted by Bakersfield Brat on 5:26 PM
"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Luke 15:8-10

Another great Bible verse from the Beth Moore - Living Beyond Yourself - Week 3 Day 1


Luke 14:10-11

Posted by Bakersfield Brat on 5:23 PM
But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your
host comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up to a better place.'
Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles
himself will be exalted." Luke 14:10-11 Is this not crazy? This is
one of the readings from the Beth Moore Living Beyond Yourself.


Oops I Read the Wrong Bible Verse

Posted by Bakersfield Brat on 3:12 PM
Have you ever read the wrong page or the wrong article? Well I have. In fact I have done it more often then I would like to mention. I was working on my Bible Study Beth Moore - Living Beyond Yourself - Week 2, and was suppose to read First Corinthians 2:6-3:3 instead I read 2 Corinthians 2:5-3:3. What an oops that was. This bible verse hit so home that I had to share it with two of my friends. I was so amazed at how a lil' oops can point you in the right direction. The Holy Spirit works in crazy ways. This is the part that spoke to my heart and explained exactly what was needed in the situation at hand. Thank you God!

2 Corinthians 2:5-11 (New International Version)
Forgiveness for the Sinner

5If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you, to some extent—not to put it too severely. 6The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him. 7Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.


Life by the Spirit - Gal 5:16-26

Posted by Bakersfield Brat on 8:24 PM
Galatians 5:16-26 (NIV)
Life by the Spirit
16So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.

19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

I am in the midst of doing Beth Moore - Living Beyond Yourself - Bible Study. I came across this passage and I can't believe just how much it spoke to my heart. As I work through a hurtful situation I realize that I can just give forgiveness and bring the Holy Spirit into my heart to learn and grow.


One Step at a Time - Psalm 119:105(NIV)

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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. ~Psalm 119:105

One Step at a Time


Living Beyond Yourself - My Beginning! - Day 1

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Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore

Here is my current Bible Study, as some would say a Book Study but this is what my soul needs.

I started Beth Moore's - Living Beyond Yourself - 10 Week Bible Study last week and I am so excited to get through it. I am amazed at how this study has hit home in some many ways. I never knew just how a study could talk to your heart. It's as if God is writing it as I go through my struggles. I guess this is exactly what we are going to be learning about, the actions of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

I hope to be able to post as I work my way through this study. I took a moment and stepped away from all my studies to grieve the loss of my brother. I so need to be feed by the word of God! I can only hope what this Bible Study will bring to me.

On another note: to all those who wanna call this a Book study and not a Bible study. I try to understand your point of view but I can say this. If a person opens any Bible, whether it be NIV, NLT, KJV, NAB, RSV, etc... it is all Bible Study. If a book guides you to open the Bible then I would call it a Bible Study. Look at the positive not the negative!


iMissal 1.5 (iPhone App Every Catholic needs)

Posted by Bakersfield Brat on 11:07 AM
iMissal 1.5 by Cantcha

For all those iPhone users here is a great app. The Catholic Missal on the iPhone. Check it out!

Have you ever needed to just have to words in front of you. Are you ever with out a Missal during mass? Well with this app you never will have to worry again.

Missal is Catholic Reference Application for your iPhone or iPod touch.

If you are a life-long Catholic or new to the faith, this application is for you!
Use iMissal to delve further into the Church's holy celebration.

Here is what is included in iMissal:

1) A complete Missal:

Liturgical Calendar: Full calendar displaying all of the liturgical seasons. The calendar is color coded based on liturgical season and shows Holy Days of Obligation, Solemnities, Major Feasts, Saints, etc. Calendar is currently available for years 1990 - 2050.

Mass Readings: All the Mass Readings for every liturgical cycle (A,B,C,I,II) are included! This includes First Reading, Psalm, Second Reading, Alleluia, and Gospel for all Sunday and Weekday Masses. Reading text is always available for every day, no WIFI connection necessary. Uses translations officially approved for Mass in the U.S. Great resource for Lectors.

** The liturgical texts provided in iMissal are used with the permission of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and the International Committee on English in the Liturgy. They are the official texts approved for use in the dioceses of the United States by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Beware of other applications which use other translations and cost much more.

Audio of the Mass Readings. Audio is only available for more recent dates (sliding window of aprx. 30 days).
* WIFI connection required for optimal playback of audio files.

Order of Mass: Ever wish you could follow along in Mass and have all the prayers, responses, etc. available. Now you can. Great for RCIA candidates that are new to the faith.

Mass Videos: Cantcha, Inc. has teamed up with CatholicTV.com and now provides videos of the Mass for you to watch.
* WIFI connection is required for optimal playback of videos. Videos are of high quality.

For more info check it out!

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