The antidote to a self-centered life

In today’s world, it’s relatively easy to be self-centered. The culture is constantly urging us to “treat yourself,” indulging in whatever desire we have at the moment. The antidote to a self-centered life is to incorporate prayer into our daily schedule. Pope Benedict XVI explained this idea in his homily for Ash Wednesday in 2008.... Continue Reading →

Resist The Devil

Where do the wars and where do the conflicts among you come from? Is it not from your passions that make war within your members? You covet but do not possess. You kill and envy but you cannot obtain; you fight and wage war. You do not possess because you do not ask. You ask... Continue Reading →

His Grace is Sufficient

This post will be different than others I have made on this blog.  This post is about me and my struggle with an injury.  I do not write this for sympathy or pity, but to show that there is a blessing in difficult circumstances.  Earlier this morning I went to the Orthopedics clinic for a... Continue Reading →

What do you produce?

"Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or  grapevine produce figs?  Neither can salt pond produce fresh water."- James 3:12 In the third chapter of his letter, James is writing about taming the tongue.  Words can be a great encouragement, describe love, but they can also destroy if not used properly.  Today's verse reminds... Continue Reading →

New Clothes

"Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in the knowledge after the image of its creator."- Colossians 3:9-10 Everyday we wake up bathe, brush our teeth, and put on fresh clothes for the... Continue Reading →

Leave conceit at the door

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves."- Philippians 2:3 We like recognition.  We want to be acknowledged for a job well done, for landing the big client, or for anything else.  Nothing is wrong with recognition, but there is danger when it becomes all encompassing and... Continue Reading →

Give it up

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you."- 1 Peter 5:6-7 We all worry.  We worry about that exam tomorrow, we worry about that angry customer work, or we may worry about where... Continue Reading →

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