Love God With All of Ourselves

Dec 30, 2019

Isn’t it interesting that we Christians argue over beliefs, over who has the right ones and who is going to heaven and who isn’t. We argue over faith vs. works. All we have to do is to turned to Jesus’s Two Great Commandments showing us exactly what He thought our journey in Him should be. […]

Gratitude

Dec 23, 2019

“How often I expect life to go well because, well, because I’m a good person and I deserve it. How we privileged folks take our blessings for granted. What if I were to shed that arrogance, lay down the burden of expecting everything to be fine, and greet every grace with wonder and amazement? I’d […]

Awaiting the Birth of the Christ Child

Dec 16, 2019

We are awaiting the birth of the Christ child; it’s Advent season, the beginning of the church year, the celebration of Christmas. It’s a beautiful season of buying and giving gifts, but the meaning of Jesus’s birth gets lost often in the commercialism and materialism of how we celebrate it. Let’s take more than a […]

Fasting

Dec 09, 2019

Nothing in the Bible confronts me where I am more than Isaiah 58’s passage about fasting. Essentially Isaiah is saying that when we fast or tithe or give to the poor and needy, we continue to abuse our workers, we quarrel, we continue our sinful ways and hope to look like we are pious, good […]

The Cross

Dec 02, 2019

The cross that Jesus died on is a rich symbol of Christianity. First, it represents how Jesus died for us and then was not held by death, but rose, resurrected into new life. So there is life after death for us, too, symbolized by the cross. That means that each time we face death of […]