Crazy Faith

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. –Hebrews 11:1      I flew home from Ohio today and as I sat on the plane I got to thinking about faith. There I was, sitting in a metal tube, flying above the clouds. That is crazy! That is crazy faith! […]

Where to Find Life and Peace

Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace -Romans […]

Peace be Still!

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! […]

Are you Ready to Listen?

And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is ready to listen.” 1 Samuel 3:10      I had one of those kids who had attention deficit disorder. While I was talking to her I could tell her mind was going in a million different directions. […]

I have been forgiven

     I grew up in a devout Catholic family. We attended weekly mass, participated in the sacraments, and my working-class parents did what they needed to do to send all ten of us to Catholic school. My parents did their part for sure, but I didn’t really do mine. After going all the way […]

The Last shall be First

“So the last will be first, and the first last.” (Matthew 20:16) And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” (Mark 9:35) “But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host […]

You lack one thing

And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing…” Mark 10:21a      A couple of years ago I was a busy person. I not only had a full-time job but I was very actively involved at my church. A go-getter, so to speak. I had hopes of doing great […]

A grain of yeast

Jesus taught them this parable: “How can I describe God’s kingdom realm? Let me illustrate it this way. It is like the smallest of seeds that you would plant in a garden. And when it grows, it becomes a huge tree, with so many spreading branches that various birds make nests there.”  Jesus taught them another parable: “How […]

Fear not, for I am with you.

  “Stand firm! Do not fear! See the salvation of the Lord. The Lord will fight for you, you have only to be still.” -Exodus 14:13-14 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: […]

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