It’s Time!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: I think it is time.  Time to jump back into church life and community.  Time to serve.  Time […]

Bubble Shrinkage

War between Russia and Ukraine. COVID 19. Lockdowns, forced vaccinations. School shootings, Roe v. Wade, Critical race theory. Gender confusion. Inflation, recession. Food shortages, $5.20 for a gallon of gas – and  now … Monkeypox […]

Pruning

I was reading Henri Nouwen the other day about pruning. Pruning means cutting, reshaping, removing what has diminished vitality in our lives. Nouwen said that grateful people learn to celebrate even amid life’s hard and […]

An Excellent podcast

I wanted to take the opportunity to share a podcast I’ve started listening to lately.  It is called Good Faith and is hosted by  David French and Curtis Chang.  I have found them to take […]

Love your Neighbor as Yourself

Philipians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  NIV One of the things I love about Jesus is His humility and love of all people—to […]

Quiet Time 2.0

Meeting with Jesus early to spend sweet time with Him was a non-negotiable habit for me. I couldn’t imagine this would ever change, since I was an early riser by God’s design. Well, life has […]

Daily Examen

St. Ignatius created something he called the “Daily Examen” many years ago, to create a “cleansing, thanking, and evaluating” time for each day.  It is a set of simple questions to help us see the […]

If These Walls Could Talk…

I remember when the walls of VCNP were being built and going up. If we could hear what the walls were “saying,” I think it would be about being part of something of eternal significance—it […]

A Shout Out to our VCNP staff and volunteers.

Henri Nouwen once said, “Community is where humility and glory touch. However, community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves […]

Don’t give up!

Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who pointes out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs […]