"May you live in interesting times."
The quote is the English translation of a traditional Chinese curse. We most certainly are living in interesting times. It definitely can be labeled as a black swan type of year.
Faith Over Fear is a pamphlet to be opened to guide you through times of trouble. Stress less and arm yourself with a tool to calm your rattled nerves. The world has changed but not all is lost. The bright spot is that we will move forward. Tragic events have happened throughout human history, and although challenging, we have always been able to overcome, survive, and excel.
This timely guide will explore faith in detail and combine it with hope. It is a tool to keep our dreams alive in difficult times. God willing, it will ease our minds and deter us from panicking with directives to keep us calm in trying times.
If peace of mind and a deeper understanding of faith to deal with the world we are living in is exactly what you need, click here to buy your copy today!
If you are afflicted with a critical debilitative illness and are not a praying person, now would be an excellent time to start. Prayer changes things, and there are a number of scientific studies that show it can hasten healing, both mental and physical.
And of course there is my story. Prayer and Faith were a big part of my healing. :-)
Here is a video from Oprah's Soul Series. It is a three-part interview with Dr. Larry Dossey about the power of prayer and its place in modern medicine.
REMEDY: How I Cured the Incurable by Matthew J. Murphy
I'm very excited to announce that my book "REMEDY: How I Cured the Incurable" has been published and is now available for the summer reading season.
I am excited to be able to provide this item for your health and healing. I apologize for the delays but in the end you will be receiving a better product.
eBook, and Published Paperback book versions . These may be ordered through Amazon, and through traditional book stores such as Barnes & Noble & Books A Million.
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Support your local bookstore when possible. They are able to order my book as well. Click the screen grab below for great service from a local store near me. :-)
This is a great movie. Pretty emotional. A tear jerker if you will. This move was adapted from the memoir (of the same name) by Christy Beam. Beam tells the story of her 10-year-old daughter; who suffered from a rare incurable digestive disorder, and then was suddenly cured from it. It is of course a faith based movie but will be an inspiring movie for those suffering from digestive disorders.
Another common way that is gaining popularity to forget current issues and troubles is meditation. Maybe you are convinced that you cannot meditate or do not have the time. Maybe you think it is only for the yogi teacher. Consider this example: fantasy football is a very popular gaming event. Say John Doe is a hardworking man with a wife and two kids. He is kept up at night with worries about the economy and feeding his family. Then when he wake up in the morning while sipping on a cup of coffee these same worries enter his mind yet again. His day starts with worry.
John arrives at the subway station. He buys the days newspaper before hoping on the 8:00AM express. Enroute, he turns to the sports page to evaluate the stats of the day for the players on his fantasy football team. This so engrosses John that he thinks of nothing else for the next 20 minutes of the trek. He is calm and focused on his team. All of the days worries are forgotten for that moment.
This is a form of meditation. His mind is focused and relaxed. The only difference is what he is focused on. If you meditate and focus on God then that is in essence prayer.
"Dear and Glorious Physician" is a novel about Saint Luke by my favorite author....Taylor Caldwell. It is an informative and entertaining read.
But I would like to bring up the Foreword by Taylor Caldwell here because well...I just liked it and wanted to share: "This book is only indirectly about Our Lord. No love, no historical book, can convey the story of His life as well as the Holy Bible. So the story of Lucanus, or St. Luke, is the story of every man's pilgrimage through despair and life-darkness, through suffering and anguish, through bitterness and sorrow, through doubt and cynicism \, through rebellion and hopelessness to the feet and the understanding of God. This search for God and the final revelation are the only meaning in life for men. Without this search and revelation man lives only as an animal, without comfort and wisdom, and his life is futile, no matter his station or power or birth."
In any crisis or emergency one needs a first line of defense to stop the initial onslaught. When these situations arise I do believe you need not one but two lines of defense. They reside on different planes. One line of defense and the most important is on the spiritual plane and the second one is the work done on the physical plane.
Why am I hung up on PSALM 91? I talk about it a lot. Keep in mind I am not for mindless wrote memorization and recital although in times of extreme duress they do have their place. I am not for Doctrine and procedure either. Me being such a fan of PSALM 91 may make it seem so but it couldn’t be further from the TRUTH. Literally. PSALM 91 simply serves as a fitting reminder of the promises to us. It is comforting and easy to remember in times of distress.
Even some toddlers know enough nowadays to call 911 for emergency. Someone once said : “Isn’t it interesting that the world must have gotten its distress 911 number from God’s answer to our distress call - PSALM 91 -1” (PSALM Chapter 91, Verse 1). God’s promise is our 911 call on the spiritual plane and nothing in this world is more reliable than God’s promises when we believe them and refuse to waver.
Some may say “Are you crazy? Are you not just telling yourself a lie?” No. Just as a happy couple may see the architects plans for the new house and our joyful, we should look at these promises provided to us during our troubled times and look forward in hope of a positive outcome. Still they may say “How do you know that you can take a song from the PSALMS and base an outcome in your life upon it?” Well, a good authority answered that question. Jesus. The value of the PSALMS was emphasized when he cited them as a source of Truth that must be fulfilled.
Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Low of Moses and the Prophets and the PSALMS must be fulfilled.” (Luke 24:44). So we can see that the PSALMS are historically relevant, prophetically sound, and totally applicable and reliable.
It seems like only a dream now to think back on 2015 when my mind and body were reeling in fears, doubts, and pains. Little did I know that 2015 was going to provide me a new dream that would not only change my life but the lives of thousands of others who could hear and one day believe.
Martin Luther King Jr. said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"