liars…

Liars. Those who seek to deceive others and manipulate them for the sake of personal gain. Politicians are often the first ones to come to mind. These people are the ones seated on the thrones of power. They desire to control others so that they can continue to live a life of ease and contentment.… Continue reading liars…

outreach…

To whom will you give? To whom will you serve? Those are the questions for every Christian in the world today. We are meant for more than serving ourselves. Even our Lord taught us that even the Master came to serve His creation. Who are we that we should be unlike Him Whom we follow?… Continue reading outreach…

the great sifting has begun…

There is a great sifting that has begun. It is already seen in the cracks and divisions among even the closest relationships. The visibility of those lines being drawn became more prevalent during the lockdowns. Families refusing to allow the visitation of even their closest relatives out of fear. There was a fear that was… Continue reading the great sifting has begun…

reunion…

I spoke about an awesome retreat I went on a few weeks ago. There was an unspeakable camaraderie that took place – an openness and acceptance that many of us were longing for deep within our thirsty souls. Vulnerableness and openness encouraged all of us to unite together under a banner of safety within the… Continue reading reunion…

slow…

I saw this sign and got the biggest kick out of it! But I’m not quite sure how to read it. Is it that the dogs, children, and other animals are slow moving? Are they unable to process information at a rapid pace? Or is it a flag to drivers that there are slow creatures… Continue reading slow…

it will be the small…

In 1998, I heard a small, still voice that spoke to me. “It will be the small communities that will save society.” The tallest structure in town used to indicate what the people worshipped. In the not-to-distant past here in the United States, that tallest structure used to be the church steeple. People went to… Continue reading it will be the small…

the good in ourselves…

In our world today, we are constantly berated. We are told we don’t fit into the societal norm. Our hair, clothes, attitudes, beliefs, opinions are all criticized. And we are left feeling like we will never “fit in”. As a human being, we are social creatures. By nature, we want to belong. To connect with… Continue reading the good in ourselves…

noise…

Noise. Something that is unrelenting in our world. The noise of traffic. News casts. Propaganda. Voices of haters. Noise of babies screaming and hyperactive children ignorant of disturbing the beauty of silence. Machinery. Air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, politicians. Noise. Unending. Disturbing the psyche. And the peace. Peace… The antithesis of noise. It is hard to… Continue reading noise…

the discovery of dignity…

I spoke about returning from an awesome retreat. The experience was amazing. But there was one thing that I came away with more than anything else I could have learned. There is a saying that you cannot judge a book by its cover. It’s meaning is deeper than we realize. In listening to the stories… Continue reading the discovery of dignity…