Spiritual Renewal in Everyday Life

All You Need is God

When I was a young adult, I remember joining the Beatles in singing, “All you need is love.” Obviously, I didn’t sing with the Beatles, but when I was in the car with the windows up, or in the shower and nobody was around, I belted it out. The tune and the words stuck. So

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The Vision of Hope

Take a moment, and travel with me as we follow St. Paul back to the city of Troas. You may never have heard of Troas. It was a thriving metropolis back in its day. It was so flourishing that none other than Julius Caesar once considered making Troas his western capital for the Roman empire.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

I’m sure most of you know the Fourth of July is a day set aside when, as a nation, we celebrate and recognize the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For those schools that encouraged reading the opening of the Declaration, we learned that we had a right to pursue happiness. Many of us did

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Sanctity of Life

Many people have told me over the years “they are spiritual but not religious.” I’m writing to you during the season of Pentecost. It is our time to reflect on and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is “holy” for a number of reasons. One reason that I will touch

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Pentecost, 2021

Much of my adult life has been spent thinking about human life and life with God. There is a difference between the two. But, every now and then, the life with God meets and interacts with our life. It is not weird or goofy. It is real. When reason for a moment stands over mystery

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The Ascension of Jesus

The Ascension of Jesus on May 13 is a great day. Notice I didn’t write the Ascension was a great day. It is important for us to keep the Ascension in the present tense. You know there are those who would rather not talk about the Ascension. It is for some, hard to explain. Let

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

I will never forget being in Jerusalem and entering the church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is considered the place where both the cross and the tomb of Jesus are located. The church has an incredible history in and of itself but the fact that it holds under its roof the place called Golgotha that

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Not One Rock Was Thrown

Following the crucifixion and the resurrection, the disciples did not retaliate. They did not fight fire with fire. Sure, at first there was despair. But it was replaced by the sure and certain hope in the resurrection. No question, they experienced fear behind locked doors. You know, the kind of fear that takes your breath

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The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ

The resurrection of Jesus does not deny death. Death is not denied, it is however defied. After all, life with God is never-ending. It is eternal, immortal and unlimited. In the resurrection, Jesus breaks the boundaries of time, space and memory, not just for himself, not just for one man, but for all who believe.

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Living Prayer Informs the Mind

It may seem strange to write about “living” prayer. Obviously, I write this intentionally not to jar, or shock you, but to realize prayer can be living and there are times, it may seem dead. Dead prayer is like a wish. It not far removed from a superstition or throwing salt over your shoulder. Dead

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All You Need is God

When I was a young adult, I remember joining the Beatles in singing, “All you need is love.” Obviously, I didn’t sing with the Beatles, but when I was in the car with the windows up, or in the shower and nobody was around, I belted it out. The tune and the words stuck. So

Read More »

The Vision of Hope

Take a moment, and travel with me as we follow St. Paul back to the city of Troas. You may never have heard of Troas. It was a thriving metropolis back in its day. It was so flourishing that none other than Julius Caesar once considered making Troas his western capital for the Roman empire.

Read More »

The Pursuit of Happiness

I’m sure most of you know the Fourth of July is a day set aside when, as a nation, we celebrate and recognize the signing of the Declaration of Independence. For those schools that encouraged reading the opening of the Declaration, we learned that we had a right to pursue happiness. Many of us did

Read More »

Sanctity of Life

Many people have told me over the years “they are spiritual but not religious.” I’m writing to you during the season of Pentecost. It is our time to reflect on and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is “holy” for a number of reasons. One reason that I will touch

Read More »

Pentecost, 2021

Much of my adult life has been spent thinking about human life and life with God. There is a difference between the two. But, every now and then, the life with God meets and interacts with our life. It is not weird or goofy. It is real. When reason for a moment stands over mystery

Read More »

The Ascension of Jesus

The Ascension of Jesus on May 13 is a great day. Notice I didn’t write the Ascension was a great day. It is important for us to keep the Ascension in the present tense. You know there are those who would rather not talk about the Ascension. It is for some, hard to explain. Let

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