Living life in holiness in today’s world

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Living in holiness in today’s world can be really tough. There’s so many temptations wherever you go and whatever you do.

In everything you see on TV or movies for instance, there is always a scene where they show something sexual that will lead you to start thinking and entertaining lustful thoughts.

In today’s post, I will be talking about how to deal with these temptations and how to live a life of holiness with each given moment.

“Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2)

God is holy, period. There is not one shred of evil in Him. He is the source of all holiness. Regardless of what people may think of Him, He is always holy. . .  read more

How to seek God with your whole heart

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Do you struggle with doing the same sinful habit time and time again? Are you looking for a change and just want to get rid of this habit?

In today’s post, I will talk about how to seek God with your whole heart. In my experience, it is only Him who can help us overcome our sinful habits and help us move on from our past that has kept us from the true freedom Christ offers us.

“Return to me with your whole heart.” (Joel 2:12)

Ash Wednesday

This past Wednesday, in the Catholic Church we celebrated Ash Wednesday — the start of the Lenten season. This season lasts for 40 days and it is a time when we reflect on Christ’s journey to His death on the cross and His glorious resurrection. . .  read more

How to take refuge in the Lord

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You may be going through something right now and it may even be difficult to handle. I may not be able to give you a perfect solution but I do know how you can at least have peace given your current situation.

Here I will teach you how to take take refuge in the Lord especially in times of need.

“You are my shelter; from distress you will preserve me…” (Psalm 32:6-7)

There are times that your current struggle may get so difficult at times that you just want to escape from it. Sometimes you may think, “Ah I just want things to be better already” or “I just want to get out of here so I don’t have to deal with this.” . .  read more

How to Gain Wisdom from God in a Cool Way

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In the world today, there are so many ways that people try to seek wisdom. Many travel far and wide to try and find it. Although this is not wrong in and of itself, you don’t really need to go these lengths to gain wisdom.

Want to know the most cost-effective way in doing this? The Bible is the best way on how to gain wisdom from God.

God’s Love Letter to you

In my experience, the best way to gain true wisdom is by reading and reflecting on the Word of God — the Bible. It is God’s personal love letter to each one of us. He really speaks to us through it. . .  read more

My hope is in you Lord – How to put your hope in Christ

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Today, every person that we know is probably going through something in life.  You may be going through something lately.  Where do you seek your strength from?  For me at least, putting my hope in Jesus has gotten me through the toughest times.

Below is something that I’ve been going through lately, most specifically with debt.  You may not be struggling with debt but my hope is that you may find something in this post that will give just that little bit of hope that can uplift you in some way today 🙂 . .  read more

Bless the Lord Oh My Soul – How to feel blessed regardless of your situation

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Hi there!

Welcome to my first post here at Cool Christian Gifts! My name is Mark! Nice to meet you!

The way I like to write these posts is that I like starting off with a short reflection based on a bible verse, then a review of a cool Christian gift related to that verse, and finally a prayer! Happy reading!

“O bless the Lord, my soul!” (Psalms 104:1)

Does God really need to be blessed by us? Not really! He is already God! In all reality, He doesn’t really need us, we need Him more!

Whenever I feel happy with my life, I pray “bless the Lord, my soul!” When things aren’t going the way I’d like them to, I also pray “bless the Lord my soul!” When I pray this prayer, it’s not so much that I’m blessing God but He’s blessing me more! . .  read more

About Me

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Hello brothers and sisters in Christ!

My name is Mark and I am the founder of Cool Christian Gifts!

My Story

I was born and raised in a humble, Catholic-Christian family. I always grew up Catholic but I didn’t start having a deeper relationship with Christ until I was 15 years old.

It was through my youth group friends that loved Christ who inspired me to start living for Him too.

Even though that was ages ago, today I am still learning about my faith everyday through Christ’s Word!

Through prayers, the Gospel readings each day, mass, adoration, and all the sacraments within the Catholic faith, God has brought me through some of the roughest times in my life. . .  read more