February 21, 2020

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

We live...

February 14, 2020

One day, Jimmy received a surprise letter that went like this:

"My dearest, Jimmy, 
No words can express the great unhappiness
I've felt since breaking off our engagement. 
Please say that you'll take me back. 
No one could ever take your place.  Please forgive me....

January 25, 2020

And above all these put on love, which binds everything
together in perfect harmony.

- Colossians 3:14

This week, I spent much more time than I should have on my day off obsessively watching the Netflix documentary series Cheer. After a couple of episodes, it becam...

December 22, 2019

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

I don't like waiting for anything.  I don't like waiting at the grocery store.  I don't like waiting in traffic.  I don't like waiting at the doctor's office - espec...

December 13, 2019

"and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and
placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn."
- Luke 2:7

Advent has been a blur.  From Christmas parties to Holiday concerts to end of the year reports, the last few wee...

November 30, 2019

Prepare the Way

"Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for Him."
- Luke 3:4

I spent much of yesterday and early today cleaning house with my family.  We took down fall/Thanksgiving decorations.  We said "hasta lavista" to all of our usual decor, and we put up...

November 9, 2019

"But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord
for the Lord has been good to me."
- Psalm 13:5-6

I attended Exploration 2019 last weekend as the Vocational Discernment Coordinator for the Northern Illinois Conference....

September 14, 2019

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members....

August 31, 2019

"Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering,
persevere in pra...

August 16, 2019

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Often I have the not so polite habit of eavesdropping when I am in public places. Today during my Starbucks hours...

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