“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller The word resilience has been ringing in my head for some time now. What does it mean to be resilient? Resilient in… Read More ›
Restlessness – longing for God
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV RESTLESSNESS, a reality in a busy world. What is restlessness? Is it just depravity of sleep? Is it running the rat… Read More ›
Moments come and go just as leaves fall to the earth
Sometimes life seems to be like the blur of colored lines streaked across the picture of a race car captured in the focus of a camera lens. Moments come and go. Some we capture on camera, others we store in… Read More ›
Love, a solution for division
“Do everything with Love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 I was given an assignment to read 1 Corinthians completely through in one setting and then asked in the context of Paul’s audience in Corinth, what was the issues his letter was addressing… Read More ›
Where are you? Who are you?
“The LORD God then called to the man and asked him: Where are you?” Genesis 3:9 “Where are you?” In Thomas Keating’s book “The Human Condition: Contemplation and Transformation,” he writes that this question is the start of the spiritual journey…. Read More ›
The whispering wind
“Jesus is with you even when you don’t feel His presence. He is never so close to you as He is during your spiritual battles.” St. Padre Pio In 2019, Zach Williams and Dolly Parton released a single “There was… Read More ›
A golden chalice of tears awaits you
“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 When it comes to movies, I cry. I cried watching the Smurfs. I cried… Read More ›
Jesus weeps for you and me
“Sing for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their suffering….”I have written your name on the palms of my hands…” Isaiah… Read More ›
Will you be available at two in the morning?
“Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our Lord may wish to work in you. It is certainly a higher virtue of the soul, and a greater grace, to be able to enjoy… Read More ›
How sturdy is the vessel carrying you through the storm?
“He got into a boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, save… Read More ›