The Mind: Beautiful Servant and Dangerous Master by Robert Ricciardelli

The mind can play tricks and deceive you. We must search for God and truth in all of our thoughts. The mind will justify what the heart has chosen. It will give you every reason, including scripture to back what you have chosen. the key is the choose wisely and then let the mind serve the best choices you can make based on God and authentic values. … [Read more...]

Faith is Believing Beyond Reason by Robert Ricciardelli

What are you believing for. Believe and watch God do what only He can do. … [Read more...]

Jesus, the Face of God by Robert Ricciardelli

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Shattered Lenses to See the Wonders of His Love! by Robert Ricciardelli

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True Beauty Should Never Be Dismissed by Robert Ricciardelli

We tend to do away with things that are slightly damaged. We often treat people in the same way. We say: "Well, he has a problem with drinking; well, she has emotional issues; well, he is depressed a lot." When we dismiss people because of their apparent woundedness, we miss their inner beauty and gifts, which are often buried in their wounds. We all are wounded at some level, whether our wounds are visible or not. The compassionate life is the life in which we believe that strength can be … [Read more...]

Love and Acceptance for Who I Am by Robert Ricciardelli

When I talk to someone who deeply understands me, my thoughts come pouring out like an enthusiastic child. I’m happiest when I get to spend enough time with the few people who truly get me, and love me despite my unique and unusual, vision, passion, and style. … [Read more...]

You Are the Light of the World by Robert Ricciardelli

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Community is Measured by the Quality of Shared Hearts by Robert Ricciardelli

Community can make us think of safe authentic togetherness, or shared meals and joyful celebrations. It may also call forth images of sectarian exclusivity, and self-satisfied isolation. Ultimately, community reveals the quality of a heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another, and it becomes the harvest of our capacity to make the interests of others more important than our own. How well we can develop and nurture giving hearts determines … [Read more...]

Faith Enlightens the Path by Robert Ricciardelli

Faith enlightens the path behind you, and gives you hope. It will take you through the light and the darkness of your todays and tomorrows. … [Read more...]

God’s Love is Beyond Knowledge by Robert Ricciardelli

Christians who profess Christ sometimes may have a head knowledge of truth yet remain far from the heart filled love of God. They do not live in whom they say they believe in, and so judgment, division, and exclusion rules their world. they quote scriptures out of context and hatefully and mercifully condemn those who are different or think differently than themselves. They may have become what we might call, "Modern day pharisees." Those who are not moved by love, mercy, and grace, have never … [Read more...]