As we face this time in our history, in the middle of a pandemic, it seems that it has created in almost everyone an uncertainty of life. Things that we have in our entire lifetime taken for granted all of a sudden have become insecure. Things as big as basketball with March Madness, golf and … More Where is our Trust?
Someone once said the journey for each of us is to find ourselves, accept ourselves, be ourselves. Find yourself. Jesus said we find ourselves by losing ourselves (Matthew 10:39). And what Jesus means, of course, is that we start living life selflessly. Alcoholics Anonymous says whatever our circumstances, we believe in the sovereignty of God … More Find Yourself, Accept Yourself, Be Yourself
Professor Herkless, in his Life of Francis d’Assisi, tells us how Francis was torn between the monastic life on the one hand and the domestic life on the other. He longed to be a monk and to dedicate himself to poverty and pilgrimage. And yet he loved a sweet and noble and gracious woman. Francis … More The Danger of Relapse
God took Abraham outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them” (Genesis 15:5). If God took you outside and said, “Count the stars.” Would he say what he said to Abraham? Would he say he’s going to give you children as numerous as the stars? We … More Shoot for the Stars
Paul Harvey once told the story of a man who saved for a longtime to buy his dream car. Two days after driving it off the showroom floor, his wife was driving it and got into a fender-bender. She knew her husband would be devastated, and she surveyed the damage in tears. When asked to … More What Can Separate You from the Love of God in 2020?
As you know from reading this blog, I like to take walks. Sometimes through the woods. Sometimes around the block or in a gym, if the weather is bad. Walks have always been a part of my life, so I’m advocating them at the start of the year 2020. Walks can clear our hearts and … More Walking Each Other Home
George Bailey, in the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, experiences extreme shame after a business failure, and he makes a decision to commit suicide. But God sends George’s guardian angel, Clarence. And Clarence becomes a divine mirror for George that helps him see himself and his life differently. And by transforming George’s paradigm he saves George Bailey’s … More The Divine Mirror