This is Paul's beautifully logical message of illogical hope that he offers to each and everyone of us this day: If we have faith in Christ, in the midst of our suffering, there is hope.
Friends - The power behind us is indeed greater than any challenge that is set before us! My prayer for us this week is that we may all go forth and kick the metaphorical rooster!
Our Great Creator is the God who created all things good. God will continue to care for all of creation by making provision for the plants and the animals when Christ comes again. I take a great comfort in the words that describe the beauty of God’s Holy City where we will at last be in full communion with our loving Creator.
Thomas had more faith than many of us realize. It makes sense that he would have questions. Questions bring us closer to God. Sometimes, it takes a personal experience with Christ in order to spark faith.
It is always a tragedy when a sacred space is destroyed. This Holy Week, we remember Notre Dame, the people of Paris, St. Landry Parish, and all who mourn. Our hearts long for the resurrection of an Easter morning.
The forgiveness that my mother showed to me mirrors the forgiveness that God, our heavenly parent, is willing to show toward each of us. The Pslamist tell us that we are blessed when our sin is forgiven. There is no need to carry our guilt and sin with us for years, the way I carried the guilt that I felt over my mother’s casserole dish.
After my mission trip, I was inspired by the words of Christ. I still did not know why I was born with the congenital cataracts that caused my disability, but I decided that it wasn't the why that mattered. It was what I did with my life.
I started collecting owls because I always believed that the owl was a sign of wisdom. I have over one hundred owls in my office! But true wisdom comes from the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 9.10).
True Confession: I love the show Hoarders. But when I tried to clean out my own basement, I found myself in tears. Read to find out how the experience started me on a Lenten journey that brought me closer to Christ.
Tinkerbell is a cute little oddball. She is a small dog with a huge heart and she has taught me so much about what it means to love one another as God loves us.