Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. As a child, I remember the solemn mass of Ash Wednesday and being anointed with ashes in the sign of the cross on my forehead. As an adult, I attend a Protestant church, but I’ve always loved the traditional church calendar recognized by the Catholic Church. There[Read More…]
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalm 34: 17-18 I get the broken heart thing. If you’ve lived on planet earth for more than a few[Read More…]
With all that’s going on in America this year, have you ever felt discouraged about the state of our nation? I know that Mary and I have. In the late spring, and into the summer, we were feeling stressed. Truth be told, we’d felt like that for a few months. We both had a lot[Read More…]
I schlepped my suitcase in the door and dropped it on the floor. “Are you done retreating?” Erik asked me as I came in the house. His question stopped me in my tracks.
Let’s take 5 minutes and study about a good work from the word of God. Now, please get your journal and a pencil and lets get started! 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.[Read More…]
Cancel culture is alive and well in America today. If you dare to disagree with whatever “they” deem to be acceptable thinking on a topic or issue, the mob gangs up and cancels you — your social media presence, you job or business, whatever it is that is important to you and your livlihood. You’re now[Read More…]