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Offline Ortho_cat

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Re: We're converting!
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2011, 03:45:31 AM »
Remember, this is an opportune time for demons to seek to tempt and ensnare you if they can, ignore them and hold fast to the truth that has been delivered to you!

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Re: We're converting!
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2011, 11:28:37 PM »
Sparrow! Good for you brother. May the Lord guide and protect you both on your journey and may your home be filled with Grace! +++
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Re: We're converting!
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2011, 11:55:10 PM »
Remember, this is an opportune time for demons to seek to tempt and ensnare you if they can, ignore them and hold fast to the truth that has been delivered to you!

Thank you, ortho_cat,
I fear you are right. I hadn't considered it before. I need to pray extra hard before my responses to everyone.
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Re: We're converting!
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2011, 11:57:57 PM »
Sparrow! Good for you brother. May the Lord guide and protect you both on your journey and may your home be filled with Grace! +++

Thank you. Despite the uncomfortable dialogs my wife and I have had to have with our Catholic friends, my house feels very blessed. My kids are as happy about this decision as we are.

Thank you for your support.
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Re: We're converting!
« Reply #49 on: December 17, 2011, 12:18:42 AM »
Congrats, many years.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: We're converting!
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2011, 12:25:11 AM »
Well, the fun has begun. Now that word has gotten out, I'm finding myself having to defend my decision to a slew of people. It turns out there's quite a few closet Catholic apologists out there.

The toughest thing for me to deal with is the assumption by some who hardly know me that I haven't prayed or thought this HUGE decission through. Part of me wants to just tell them off, but so far I haven't. :)

Prayers are welcomed.

Catholic Answers got wind of my conversion many years ago, so I got calls from two of their evangelists. I found out later that it was the Opus Dei folks who called CA. Gotta love them. :)

My son led us to Orthodoxy.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: We're converting!
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2011, 08:08:25 AM »
Well, the fun has begun. Now that word has gotten out, I'm finding myself having to defend my decision to a slew of people. It turns out there's quite a few closet Catholic apologists out there.

The toughest thing for me to deal with is the assumption by some who hardly know me that I haven't prayed or thought this HUGE decission through. Part of me wants to just tell them off, but so far I haven't. :)

Prayers are welcomed.

Catholic Answers got wind of my conversion many years ago, so I got calls from two of their evangelists. I found out later that it was the Opus Dei folks who called CA. Gotta love them. :)

My son led us to Orthodoxy.


Wow. Thats something I do not want to happen to us. I don't mind answering questions for regular Catholics. I don't want to debate someone like Jimmy Akin. :0
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