Spiritual Renewal in Everyday Life

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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Pastor Jack and Mutual Affection

I still recall traveling with the youth from our parish on a mission to the Dominican Republic. We were all immediately aware of the oppressive heat. There was also the oppressive poverty. Our mission was outside of Barahona, in a Haitian refugee camp. Some of the sights, sounds and smells were difficult and depressing. In

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Mutual Affection

What do you want to watch on television tonight? “I don’t care.” What do you want for dinner? “I don’t care?” Do you want to go to church? “I don’t care.” Have you noticed how many times a day we either say or hear the comment, “I don’t care?” From the mundane, to matters of

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Godliness and Service

I’ll never forget once being introduced at a speaking engagement as a “godly” person. I first looked down somewhat embarrassed and then gradually looked around to see if there was anyone in the audience I might know. Naturally, I was thinking to myself, most people don’t have a clue as to what goes on inside

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Remember Godliness

The Ethiopian icon has something of a playful quality about it. Appearing like cartoon figures at first glance, the picture is almost easy to dismiss. As we look more carefully, however, there is a halo and the depiction of Jesus. The other figures appearing are the disciples. I don’t know about you, but I can’t

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Endurance Reveals Patience

I don’t know about you but I have the patience of a strobe light especially checking out in a grocery line. Actually, I don’t do well waiting for a cup of coffee. Come to think of it, traffic jams and red lights and freight trains crawling along with the annoying blinking gates makes me say

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Endurance Exceeds Grit

Born into a fifth-generation Christian family of Hindu/Muslim background in India, Frank Wesley brings a stunning faith perspective to his work.  He was internationally known and at the request of the family designed an urn for Mahatma Ghandi’s ashes. Above is a picture of Jesus healing the leper (Luke 5:12-16). For those not familiar with

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is at the heart of our Christian faith. It is Good News. Scripture could read, “For God so forgives the world, He gave us his only begotten Son.” Forgiveness and love go together. They walk hand in hand. Forgiveness believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Forgiveness is future oriented. If

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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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Pastor Jack and Mutual Affection

I still recall traveling with the youth from our parish on a mission to the Dominican Republic. We were all immediately aware of the oppressive heat. There was also the oppressive poverty. Our mission was outside of Barahona, in a Haitian refugee camp. Some of the sights, sounds and smells were difficult and depressing. In

Read More »

Mutual Affection

What do you want to watch on television tonight? “I don’t care.” What do you want for dinner? “I don’t care?” Do you want to go to church? “I don’t care.” Have you noticed how many times a day we either say or hear the comment, “I don’t care?” From the mundane, to matters of

Read More »

Godliness and Service

I’ll never forget once being introduced at a speaking engagement as a “godly” person. I first looked down somewhat embarrassed and then gradually looked around to see if there was anyone in the audience I might know. Naturally, I was thinking to myself, most people don’t have a clue as to what goes on inside

Read More »