Category Archives: Christianity

Running ahead of the storm…

I’ve been trying to pray the Holy Spirit Chaplet¹ often lately. And I know I shouldn’t be surprised when God responds or answers prayers by now, but I always am. It’s really His responses that encourage me to continue seeking … Continue reading

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A Shoot Shall Sprout from the Stump of Jesse

At my church, each Christmas we have a Jesse tree. Written on each ornament, is the name and wish of a person needing a gift. Parishioners take an ornament and return it with the requested gift. I’ve always wondered about this … Continue reading

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Who is this that speaks with authority?

If you read today’s Gospel reading, or listened to it, then you were probably touched by Jesus’ healing of the man with an unclean spirit and the crowd’s amazement, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even … Continue reading

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It Is a Name of Wonder

This morning started with a pretty cool experience. The Bible I left open on my sofa awaited. I took a second look at the story of the news of Samson’s birth in my New Jerusalem edition. “It is a name … Continue reading

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God Speaks in a Song Sometimes

I work hard to hear God’s voice. I feel lost when I can’t hear him. I’m not perfect, not even close, but I desire to be holy. Lately, especially, I feel His absence. I know He is gone because I … Continue reading

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Sometimes Opportunity Does Knock Twice

I spend a lot of time worrying whether or not I am in God’s will for my life. Doing God’s will is important to me. Over time I found that asking God for something requires action on our part. Many … Continue reading

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Minding the three gates of the mouth

This week Bradley and I are still working on Memorize the Faith, the book by Kevin Vost, PSY.D. and we’re reading Less Than a Minute to Go by Belmont Abbey President, Dr. Bill Thierfelder. I love both of these books. We … Continue reading

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