Revival is the restoration of the Church to a vital and fervent relationship with God after a period of moral decline. Every revival has its own unique emphasis: testimony, healing, prayer, charismatic gifts (gifts of the Holy Spirit) or evangelistic preaching. But the main emphasis is always repentance (a turning from sin), restitution and renewal. Sometimes only Church members are revived, but often non-Christians in the surrounding community also get converted. No true revival has ever begun without people praying first. Most revivals spread to other parts of a country or the world.
The original Roman Catholic mass. Masses. Discussions of how and why Vatican II and changes to the Mass were caused by modernist theologians, Freemasons and an ecumenical pope (Paul VI). Eleven (11) Roman Catholic cardinals and one prelate (Annibale Bugnini) changed the Mass (Consilium ad exsequendam Constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia, 1963-1970) and stripped it of mentioning sin, Hell, sacrifice, and miracles. There are four (4) groups of Traditional Catholics who celebrate the Latin Mass: those in communion with Rome (e.g., Society of Saint Pius X), those not in communion with Rome (e.g., Society of Saint Pius V), the Sedevacantists (people who believe there is no valid pope) and Conclavists (e.g., Palmarians and David Bawden).
Great for ADD and ADHD, mandalas are now used in some American schools. Teachers hand out coloring pages & worksheets. They find that coloring mandalas helps their students to focus attention & to regain emotional balance. Mandalas are now being used by art therapists in work with their clients. According to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, mandalas symbolize "a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness."
"A joyful heart is good medicine..." says the Bible. Laughter is an antidote to stress, pain, and conflict, and a tool for good physical and mental health. Laughter can...1) relieve physical tension and stress, 2) decrease stress hormones and increase immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease, 3) trigger the release of endorphins, giving you a sense of well-being and relieving pain, 4) improve the function of blood vessels and increase blood flow, which can protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Mentally and emotionally, laughter can 1) add joy and zest to your life, 2) ease anxiety and fear, 3) relieve stress, 4) improve your mood and 5) enhance resilience.