Spiritual Renewal in Everyday Life

Living Prayer

Above is a picture of Christ Church, Frederica, Georgia. Originally, a mission of the Church of England, the Rev. Charles Wesley conducted the first services inside the walls of Fort Frederica in 1736. Later brother, John became the Rector. Of course, both Charles and John are known for their eventual formation of the Methodist Church,

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Grace Abounds

During this time of the pandemic many people have experienced difficulty because they are isolated. And in the midst of being quarantined and locked-down, ironically, they experience too much “free” time on their hands. With this freedom comes a sense of separation from the norm, distance from friends and family, and ultimately feeling estranged from

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My Grace is Sufficient for You

Many of us are familiar with the Caravaggio painting of St. Paul and his Damascus Road experience. The contrast of light and dark. Paul flat on his back with outstretched arms of submission and surrender. The other man, either unaware or uncertain as to what is going on. The plodding, slow moving, unperplexed horse, simply

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Call to Spiritual Renewal

As we begin a new year, something I look forward to considering with you is our understanding of spiritual renewal. This dynamic of spiritual renewal is, I believe, the greatest need, especially for today. My desire is to set spiritual renewal within the context of our Christian faith, so that we think first of being

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Renewal Awaits

Like a gift waiting to be opened, renewal awaits as we face life after the pandemic. The vaccine is coming. I can’t wait. It is time to think about life after the pandemic. I hear talk about a “new normal.” While that sounds all right, I have a hard time defining “normal” since life is

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Let God Know You Are Here

You know the saying “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That is true in many respects. However, when it comes to matters of faith, the journey begins less with taking a step — as it does with taking a leap — a leap of faith. For Christians, the leap occurs

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A Meaningful Book Review

When my book, The Door to Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul, released, I was excited to hear how it would make a difference in the lives of others. Renewal is a topic that has meaning in my life, and I knew so many people were in need of it becoming a

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The Door to Renewal

Thank you! Thank you, Launch Team! Thank you all who are readers of my blog! I am thrilled to announce, The Door to Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul (by, yours truly) is now out and available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Emerge Publishing. This blog, however, is not a sales

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Benediction

I’ll never forget banging my head against the wall when I came to the end of my first book, May You Live in Christ: Spiritual Growth Through the Vision of St. Peter. How to finish a book may be every author’s worst nightmare. More to the point, how do you stick a fork in it

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All Saints’ Day

Today is All Saints’ Day. It is not Halloween. There is a difference. First, of all Halloween is a thing of the past. It is so yesterday. It is a time set aside for ghosts and goblins and things that go “boo” in the night. Sure, when there is no virus, kids love it, as

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Living Prayer

Above is a picture of Christ Church, Frederica, Georgia. Originally, a mission of the Church of England, the Rev. Charles Wesley conducted the first services inside the walls of Fort Frederica in 1736. Later brother, John became the Rector. Of course, both Charles and John are known for their eventual formation of the Methodist Church,

Read More »

Grace Abounds

During this time of the pandemic many people have experienced difficulty because they are isolated. And in the midst of being quarantined and locked-down, ironically, they experience too much “free” time on their hands. With this freedom comes a sense of separation from the norm, distance from friends and family, and ultimately feeling estranged from

Read More »

My Grace is Sufficient for You

Many of us are familiar with the Caravaggio painting of St. Paul and his Damascus Road experience. The contrast of light and dark. Paul flat on his back with outstretched arms of submission and surrender. The other man, either unaware or uncertain as to what is going on. The plodding, slow moving, unperplexed horse, simply

Read More »

Call to Spiritual Renewal

As we begin a new year, something I look forward to considering with you is our understanding of spiritual renewal. This dynamic of spiritual renewal is, I believe, the greatest need, especially for today. My desire is to set spiritual renewal within the context of our Christian faith, so that we think first of being

Read More »

Renewal Awaits

Like a gift waiting to be opened, renewal awaits as we face life after the pandemic. The vaccine is coming. I can’t wait. It is time to think about life after the pandemic. I hear talk about a “new normal.” While that sounds all right, I have a hard time defining “normal” since life is

Read More »

Let God Know You Are Here

You know the saying “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That is true in many respects. However, when it comes to matters of faith, the journey begins less with taking a step — as it does with taking a leap — a leap of faith. For Christians, the leap occurs

Read More »