Being Made New

Kids play hard, and sometimes they get banged up. The crazy part is that we stick a Band-Aid on a skinned knee and, in a week or two, they’re just fine. Bruises fade, new skin grows to cover cuts and …

The Medicine of Immortality

In this weekend’s readings, we will hear about the Holy Spirit being poured out on Gentiles for the first time (Acts 10:44-48), and about loving God and keeping His Commandments (1 John 5:1-6 and John 15:9-17). These ideas are central …

Giving From The Heart

God was not – and is not – concerned with how much money we each put into the offertory plate on Sundays. The story of the Widow’s Mite (Mark 12:41-44) makes that very clear. In this passage, Jesus, calling the …

Cultivating Spiritual Fruit

In the morning I say a prayer that gets me ready for the day. I invite God to be in control of my day. I pray for His protection over my family and myself, that anything that is not of …

I Know Where We’re Going

 

When I was 54, my husband Mario died, at 58, of spinal cancer, just 6 weeks after he was diagnosed. He had been being treated for a sprained muscle in his neck, which turned out to be 2 cracked …