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”
Week Four of Advent Unsolved Mystery I thought the murder case would be solved by now. My mind has been heavily invested in the Idaho University student massacre. Not a very uplifting topic for Advent, right? This blog is supposed to be inspirational. I want justice for the family and friends, for the town ofContinue reading “Let Go and Let God”
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”
Abortion. I never knew what a highly divisive topic this would become and how abortion would polarize the nation as Roe v Wade has been overturned today. We knew a decision from the SCOTUS was coming because of it being leaked and what a blessing that the decision came on the day of theContinue reading “Abortion’s Polarizing Effects as Roe v Wade is Overturned Today”
Have you ever wondered about your own death after attending a funeral? Even though we don’t like to think about our own death, sometimes we are caught off-guard by our feelings and emotions that surround death and dying.
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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There is so much heaviness in the world. It feels like the weight of the world on my shoulders. Of course, listening to the media does not help matters. It only illuminates frustration regarding Black Lives Matter and—the violence. I couldn’t take my eyes off the violence—acts of looting, burning and destroying of our prominentContinue reading “My Heart Is Heavy”
Thus says the Lord:Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,who seeks his strength in flesh, whose heart turns away from the Lord.He is like a barren bush in the desert that enjoys no change of season,But stands in a lava waste, a salt and empty earth.Blessed is the man who trusts in theContinue reading “Planted Near Running Water”
Painting our way closer to Jesus.