Christianity and Miracles

Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me –  sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me. Oswald Chambers (James Riemann, Ed.) ________________________________ Why are so many people resistant to

Posted in Christianity, Divine Love, Miracles, Resisting God

What Child is This?

More than 2000 years ago, a child was born in a manger in Bethlehem. What that means for us is something we’ve discussed ever since. For Christians, the explanation starts as a birthday. We can explain it to children and

Posted in Christianity, Christmas, Divine Love, Jesus

A Brave Man or a Fool

It is a brave man or a fool who takes on Quantum Mechanics, Steven Hawking, string theory and Thomas Aquinas in a book for the lay reader. David Berlinski does just that in The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific

Posted in Religious beliefs, Science, Science as Religion, Scientism

Chaos and Anger

Sometimes we want to think that churches and other religious centers should always be places of peace and calm. That will never be. Churches, and all organizations, face a common, insurmountable problem. By definition, they are made up of people.

Posted in Acceptance, Christianity, Divine Love, Forgiveness, Trusting God, Unknown Future

How to Be Remembered

When you’ve worked on something for a long time and it seems threatened, life can be confusing and frustrating. All this work and what do I have to show for it? I have been in the middle of some turmoil

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Who Do You Trust?

The essential question about our spiritual journey is "Who do we Trust?" We can say we are trusting God, but our actions may show something else. The easiest trap is to believe that because we are "doing something for" God

Posted in Being and Doing, False Hopes, Trusting God

Childlike Trust

We have all seen the self-confident child running around and exploring everything there is to see. Then, sometimes, the child looks around and can’t find their parent or older sibling and a look of confusion or fear comes to their

Posted in Relax - He loves you, Trusting God

Being Accepted

For those who believe in coincidence, I just had a whopper. I was dwelling on the difference between doing and being and my reading brought the point home in a hurry. The book is “Shame & Grace: Healing the Shame

Posted in Acceptance, Being and Doing, Divine Love, Relax - He loves you

As Others See Us

It was just brought home to me that how I see myself and how others see me is very different. I  sometimes had trouble understanding why others react to me the way they do. It is much clearer now. As

Posted in Lessons Learned

A Different Way

Note to the reader: This article is not meant as a theological argument. I am going to talk about how the practices of some churches differ from other churches. My purpose is to explain how what appears to be different

Posted in Altar Call, Eucharist, Real Presence