One of the significant revelations of the Alpha Course for me when I first participated in it in 2001 came from Nicky Gumbo. He illustrated the Kingdom in chart form to demonstrate that the period of history that we live in now is markedly distinct from the period preceding the birth of Christ but not … More HAS YOUR KINGDOM COME?
Our lives if they are to be meaningful and productive spiritually require that we pay particular attention to the platform upon which we live out our daily lives. The lure of materialism has no doubt been with us since the beginning but in our modern technological culture, in the age of “throw-a-way” many people are … More TO CHOOSE TO LOVE
As we gaze around us today the temptation may be to throw in the towel. The ooze of evil permeates our modern culture much like ice can permeate the ground making the surface slippery and passage dangerous. This is of no small significance to all of us as we are pilgrims struggling to find and … More Are you a living Gospel?
Sharon and Rob [names are fictional] had been married about 7 years. Lately, Sharon’s mother had noticed some strains in their marriage. She thought the time was about right to have a chat with her daughter so she called her and arranged to take her for lunch the following day. They met the next day … More IS IT THE RIGHT TIME?
One of the remarkable aspects of our time in Yuma this winter has been our association with St John Neumann parish where we have become part time parishioners. This is a wonderful Catholic Christian community offering daily Mass and all sorts of other activities calculated to grow one’s faith life. As you know, Helen and … More Driving out the Fear
Spending the winter months in the desert gives one a different perspective at night for most often the night sky is clear and the stars and planets are clearly visible. Helen and I have had the opportunity to experience this perspective this winter at Yuma Arizona located as we are in the Foothills area which … More MOVING OUT OF THE SHADOWS