Restful Growth

Recently, when reading the classic book, Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster, I was deeply challenged by what he said. The following are his words about taking time to create a or go to a retreat to study Holy Scriptures. “Some of my most profitable experiences of study have come through structuring a privateContinue reading “Restful Growth”

Party With The Angels!

This Sunday my church family is so excited to receive 5 of our youth as confirmed parishioners in our church family! They and their families have committed a lot of time to their growth in the Christian faith. Confirmation in our church body, of the many good purposes it serves, like education, maturity and riteContinue reading “Party With The Angels!”

Is Easter A Hiccup?

Pope Francis tweeted a few days ago some thoughts on Easter and the Resurrection, (yes, the Pope uses twitter and often!) “Let us meditate with wonder and gratitude on the great mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection.” “Since Christ is resurrected, we can look with new eyes and a new heart at every event of ourContinue reading “Is Easter A Hiccup?”

What is Jesus worth to you?

What is knowing Jesus Christ worth to you? But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, inContinue reading “What is Jesus worth to you?”

Whose words are coming out of your mouth?

This past week, in my day to day conversations, I have quoted lyrics of songs and lines from movies, I’ve also spoken a lot of words that have come just from me, both positive and negative ones. I bet the same can be said of you. But I wonder how my conversations would have changedContinue reading “Whose words are coming out of your mouth?”

What will quench your thirst?

Have you ever been thirsty? Really, really thirsty? I remember years ago when Shiloh and I were in central Mexico on a mission trip to help build a home for disabled children. The work was hard and hot underneath that unforgiving sun and available clean water was very hard to come by. I was thirsty.Continue reading “What will quench your thirst?”

4 Words You Don’t Hear About Much

Honor. Duty. Responsibility. Hard Work. These are some of the words that I have not heard about recently. Not in movies, or tv, or in the news or on the streets. My. Me. Want. Now. These are some of the words that I hear constantly in the movies, tv, news and on the streets. WeContinue reading “4 Words You Don’t Hear About Much”