I have been thinking about the word duty lately. You may think of a soldier defending his country as duty. Upholding the law is a duty. Going to church on Sundays and Holy Days is a duty or obligation. In my eyes, God and country go together, as it should. Many young people have lostContinue reading “Easter Duty”
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Glory to the Newborn King! Joyful Encounter It is funny how God works. I had the image pictured above in my mind, and he produced it by making it available on a friend’s Facebook post allowing me to post it with her permission, of course. Everything is connected. It isContinue reading “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Third Week of Advent From Darkness to Light During the holy season of Advent, we wait in eager anticipation for Jesus who is the light of the world—light shining in the darkness. (John 8:12; 12:46) We are also that light. Jesus tells us, “You are the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14) We realize JesusContinue reading “From Darkness to Light”
Week Two of Advent Advent is a Good Time to Exercise Body and Mind I can’t take it any longer. I gave up my membership at the YMCA because it became too expensive and I wasn’t using it enough. That was last spring. I haven’t really lifted weights since then but have been walking aContinue reading “Advent is a Good Time to Exercise Body and Mind”
Week One of Advent The Peace of Advent Be with You It’s here and not a moment too soon. Advent begins today at vigil and has me longing for the peace that only Christ can provide. We seem to still be coming off the repercussions of the pandemic, and some are still hooked on theContinue reading “Advent Has Me Longing for the Peace That Only Christ Can Provide”
“Summiting” Mt. Everest during the Easter season.
At 29,035 feet, (5.5 miles above sea level), Mt. Everest’s summit has approximately one-third the air pressure that exists at sea level, which significantly reduces a climber’s ability to breathe because of reduced oxygen. At this altitude, the body begins to die off. When summiting Everest, carrying supplemental oxygen is the norm with few exceptions. WithoutContinue reading “Into the Death Zone on Mt. Everest”
There is only one week left before Holy Week. By now, we’ve gotten into the swing of Lent and may be doing a stellar job or we may have succumbed to not keeping Lenten promises. After all, it’s about Jesus and our relationship with Him and not about what we decide to give up forContinue reading “Experiencing a Mountain of Spiritual Dryness”
Climbing the Khumbu icefall on the way to Mt. Everest helps us gain perspective on the pitfalls in our lives and how we can avoid falling from God’s grace.
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During the Lenten journey we look at “climbing” Mt. Everest were we start off at Base Camp on the north side of the mountain. We realize that our whole lives are like climbing a mountain.