No Jerks for Jesus

I recently read a tweet which said, “Being a jerk to everyone you think is wrong about stuff is not a mark of orthodoxy or courage but of arrogance and fear.  The saints used to […]

A Wonderful Prayer

I wanted to share a prayer of Ignatius of Loyola for this blog. There are significant theological depths in this prayer which are worth reflecting on. Meditating on this prayer reminds me that all I […]

Rest.

This has been a difficult season full of ups and downs. Not necessarily mine in this season but in walking through life with others.    Yesterday, I rested. I abstained from pretty much everything. I […]

Loss

This has been a rough season.  We have had a few church members die of COVID-19 and many in the hospital.  I get uneasy now anytime I hear someone has gone to the hospital.  I […]

Well… It’s 2021!

This is what we’ve all been waiting for! But wait…. Do you feel any different? Does the world look any different? Mine doesn’t… My oldest daughter turned 6 last month. She went to bed with […]

Enjoy the Change!

Have you ever heard that phrase?  Some people try to avoid change.  Now that I’m a bit older, I’m thinking we better get used to it.  The only constant in our world (besides Jesus) seems […]

Words of Hope

As 2020 is winding down, I wanted to share some words of St. Francis of Assisi.  I think they are especially powerful for Christians right now.  Our country feels  more divided and we all need […]

Perspective on Thankfulness

“How can I repay the Lord for all of his goodness to me?” (Psalm 116:12) I read this in a devotional recently and thought I would pass it along. If you have never experienced battle, […]

How to be happy…Does Science back up the Bible?

I recently read an article on CNET concerning what Science says about Happiness. When you boiled down the article, it gave 5 things to do to improve your feelings of happiness and well-being, even during […]

Amazing Stabilizer for Anxious Times

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you […]