The Link Between Lent and Confession—by Guest Blogger William Hemsworth

The following article is my guest post on The Simple Catholic blog. Visit The Simple Catholic blog at thesimplecatholic.blog for great content. https://wp.me/p6dLzd-YM

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The Need For Grace

In the beginning of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans he lays out a case about the desire for people to know God.  He says that by nature they can know things about God and God has shown them.  The verse in question is from Romans 1:19 which states, “For what can be known about... Continue Reading →

God is Love

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given... Continue Reading →

The Deeds of Jesus

Every Sunday in the creed we declare that Jesus is our Lord, but what does that mean?  What implications does that have on our lives?  In the Gospels Jesus tells us to love our neighbor (Mark 12:31), love God (Matthew 22:37), and show mercy (John 8:11).  How do his words correlate to his deeds, and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Transforming Grace

Grace is an unmerited gift from God.  As Ephesians 2:8 says, "It is by grace that we have been saved through faith".  However, it seems that we forget about this gift from time to time and set out to do things on our own.  We try to measure up to God's standard, and forget about... Continue Reading →

Guest Appearance on Now Radio Active: Grace

You can listen here I recently had the opportunity and honor of appearing on Now Radio Active with James Auel and Ramona Trevino on KKMC 880am/97.3fm in Salinas, CA.  We had a great conversation about the unmerited grace of God, forgiveness, and mercy. Episode 1 of the Hope Within Radio Program

Deeds of Christ

Every Sunday in the creed we declare that Jesus is our Lord, but what does that mean?  What implications does that have on our lives?  In the Gospels Jesus tells us to love our neighbor (Mark 12:31), love God (Matthew 22:37), and show mercy (John 8:11).  How do his words correlate to his deeds, and... Continue Reading →

He is Faithful

Lamentations 3:22-33 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,     his mercies never come to an end they are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. (NRSV)                   When I was a child I got in a fight with my best friend.  As most childhood arguments go it was over something trivial.  I was... Continue Reading →

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