Repentance and Dedication

The memory of Jonah’s preaching is often swallowed by his encounter with the whale. We are, of course, fascinated with his three days in the great fish, but what about his preaching? He went through the great city of Nineveh preaching that they must repent or else they would be destroyed. Interestingly, the entire city … Continue reading Repentance and Dedication

FULFILLED: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

How are you feeling today? Looking for something? Feel like there’s something missing in your life? One of Augustine’s most famous quotes is from the first book of his Confessions. There he wrote: “You move us to delight in praising you; for you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they … Continue reading FULFILLED: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Slow To Speak in Our Rapid Fire World

“Know this, my beloved brethren: let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (Js. 1:19-20). Maybe you enjoy watching people yell at and over each other on Fox News and MSNBC. I don’t enjoy the yelling matches. It seems … Continue reading Slow To Speak in Our Rapid Fire World

I Will Rejoice

After surviving the Holocaust, Anne Frank, in The Diary of a Young Girl, wrote, “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” Jeremiah is described as the weeping prophet because he, like Anne Frank, watched the destruction of his people and their homeland. Jeremiah and Anne Frank surely questioned … Continue reading I Will Rejoice

Hope

As it seems we are beginning to go back to normal life a bit with school opening, we are troubled with worries but filled with hope.  Hope does not put to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we are … Continue reading Hope

Ready to Go Back to School??

It’s back to school time! What does that mean for us now? We don’t know but it probably involves a lot of hand sanitizer, social distancing, and anxiety. All we can do is prepare as best we can for whatever might happen. Are you prepared?  Prepare for the future by trusting the One who holds … Continue reading Ready to Go Back to School??