'Agia Theodora, Vasta, ...has 17 enormous holly and maple trees growing on its roof. Most of them are taller than 30 meters. Agia Theodora, who died in this site saying "let my body become a church, my blood become water, my hair become the forest". Agia Theodora, one of the most important saints of the Greek Orthodox Church was buried here and it's now a very important site for pilgrims...' (Excerpt by the photographer Abocc on TrekEarth)
This resource will enable church leaders to appreciate those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as persons created in God’s image. Learn about five specific disorders included in ASD, discover ten strategies for including people with ASD, and develop action plans for ongoing ministry with children and adults who have autism.
I Corinthians 7:32-35. The church puts so much emphasis on the married woman and how she can contribute to the church. The Bible has plenty to say about the single woman as well. We may have more of a role that the married women according to this verse. Do not put yourself down because you are single.
"God felt more abandoned by God than you or I ever will. Jesus cries 'My God my God why have you forsaken me?' (Matthew 27:46). Because of the death of Jesus on the cross we will never experience the same abandonment that he experienced in that moment. We may experience Judas-like betrayal even (or especially) by the church. Most people who struggle to believe God is good have been deeply hurt by the church. And the church has not necessarily been the most helpful in that kind of hurt…