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Outward signs of inward faith

Outward signs of inward faith “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28: 19-20.  Baptism is the one sacrament that all Christian denominations share. In the...
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thanking Jesus for the gift of His Church

Thanking Jesus for the gift of His Church “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15) God’s greatest gift to creation is the human family. There are many ways to define family, and the dynamics in each provide a way to measure the health of s...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

He will make your paths straight!

He will make your paths straight! So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts….” (Heb. 3:7)  In June, I began sharing stories about people who inspire hope by bringing others into relationships with Christ. We are all called to holiness, and the Holy Spirit of God prov...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

From theory to practice

From theory to practice “A person of understanding delights in wisdom” (Proverbs 10:23).   Education is important in our society; it offers the means for success, but Scripture reminds us that knowledge apart from God can lead to pride. In Proverbs 1:7, Solomon tells us that the source of true knowledge...
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

We Are All Disciples of Christ!

We Are All Disciples of Christ! “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made” (Psalm 145:9).   The goodness in this world can only be shared through you and me!  We must be willing to share truth and appreciate that life is a continuous motion of God events!    A new school year i...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

The love of family ... life's greatest blessing

The love of family ... life's greatest blessing "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful" (Colossians 3:15).   God’s greatest gift to mankind is family!  Saint John Paul II said, “The divine mystery of the Incarnation of the Word thus has an intimat...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

CHRIST IS COUNTING ON YOU!

CHRIST IS COUNTING ON YOU! "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24).   Jesus is expressing the significance of death to His followers in this illustration with the wheat. He knew a time was coming when He...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

A missionary heart

A missionary heart Those who experience anguish are often closest to God.  Our hope is in the Lord, and the gracious hearts that serve Him!  “Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us”  (Romans 5:5 ).&...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The joy in truth

The joy in truth “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4).   The Feast of Pentecost i...
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Friday, June 01, 2018

Family ... God's gift to the world!

Family ... God's gift to the world! “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018