God Helps Us Meet Our Commitments to His Work

Feb 11, 2019

Recently, my church has begun to raise money to house the homeless in a to-be-renovated building on our property here in Charlotte. At one recent meeting there was a question raised about whether we could be true to this purpose. I was reminded of a commitment I made to God about my blog seven years […]

Freedom in Christ

Feb 04, 2019

  We can easily live on the surface of our lives and forget that our sub-conscious and unconscious minds exist in us and hold maybe differing, even opposing views to our conscious minds. We can clean up our act, looking loving and good on the surface, but hold judgment, anger, and fear on the inside. […]

Prayer

Jan 28, 2019

“Prayer is not primarily saying words or thinking thoughts. It is, rather, a stance. It’s a way of living in the Presence, living in awareness of the Presence, and even enjoying the Presence. The contemplative is not just aware of God’s Loving Presence, but trusts, allows, and delights in it.”[1] [1] Fr. Richard Rohr daily […]

Living in the Truth

Jan 21, 2019

We are called by Jesus to live in truth, the truth that Jesus revealed about God and the truth that the Spirit of God reveals about ourselves to each of us: “Whoever lives in the truth comes into the light.”[1] No hiding, no defensiveness, no cloaking ourselves in fine dress to obscure the truth about […]

The Church of Jesus Christ

Jan 14, 2019

The church of Jesus Christ is not a building. It is not a denomination. It is not a sect. It is a fellowship of all his followers in union with Christ, living in the mind of Christ. Whatever differences there might be among us, they are as nothing when compared to being a part of […]

What Revelations Can Teach Us

Jan 07, 2019

During the summer I was led to read the Book of Revelations which I have had little contact with. Immediately, I could see a huge benefit from reading the introductory letters to seven churches. Each church was affirmed for where they were at the time and then challenged for their short-falls.   We can see […]

The Trajectory of One’s LIfe

Dec 31, 2018

    It’s new year’s eve and many of us are looking back on our lives and then looking to the future…   Have you ever thought about the trajectory of your life? The meaning and transit of all that has happened to you? So often I think that each of us has a basic […]

The Christ Child is Born!

Dec 24, 2018

And here we are, on the eve of Christ’s birth in this world, of his coming again to us, of his gifts of peace, joy, love and patience, of love and forgiveness. Tonight we will celebrate His birth in the manger, welcoming the new baby into this world. And we will welcome Him into our […]

Born again in us

Dec 17, 2018

“I gotta feelin, that everything’s gonna be all right Be all right, be all right, be all right.”   What is being born right now in you? What is stirring in your mind? What new idea, purpose, is there for you to entertain, to allow to grow in you? Imagine that you are pregnant—even guys’ […]

Advent

Dec 03, 2018

“Hush, Hush, somebody’s callin my name                                     Oh my lord, oh my lord, what shall I do?”     Do you have any idea about what is coming in your life? How often do our lives take a turn that we never anticipated? And how do we respond to those changes? With acceptance and grace? […]