For my children who are missing My eyes well up with tears, Tell them, that they may know, I love them so. I have My plans for each of them To share My love forever Tell them, that they may know, I love them so. They are the absent minstrels In the heavenly choir … More TELL THEM THAT THEY MAY KNOW
As we develop in our Christian faith, prayer and the modes of prayer become more and more important to our transformation and growth in the interior life. In the area of devotional prayer, it becomes increasingly evident that “contemplation” is at the heart of a fruitful and transforming prayer life. The reason for this, I … More CONTEMPLATION: ENCOUNTERING INTIMACY
Most of us have encountered situations we try to avoid for fear that we will come away creased, torn and weary. The temptation always is to detour around the issue and retreat to our privacy. We’re generally good at building walls, as is someone else in the news these days, in the not selfless … More GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY!
Confidence can be described as a feeling of self assurance. Hope can be defined as a want or a wish combined with a feeling of confident expectation. The existence of confidence does not come by chance nor does hope. Both are a by-product of faith. In the Christian realm, the “f” of Faith should be … More CONFIDENCE THAT ENDURES
The ingenuity of the enemy in redirecting our efforts at spiritual growth is legion. That is why healing in the spiritual life is so important. For the Disciple of Jesus, who is called to reach out to others no matter the nature of the wounds apparent in the life of a person, the Disciple must … More ADOPTING THE RIGHT SPIRITUALITY
In the context of our human nature unassisted by the promptings of the Holy Spirit we are exposed to the vagaries of natural life as we stumble along perhaps with good intentions but without the assistance we truly need to shake off the vestiges of our attachment to things natural and worldly. It is a … More HALF A SAINT? THE LOSS OF IDENTITY
When is the last time that you thought about your “identity” as a person? Perhaps that thought, when it came, led you to the question of “why you were created?” If we look at inanimate things we can generally determine the purpose for which the item was created. A motor vehicle is created to transport … More DUSTING UP THE “LIKENESS”