“However some Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered around him, he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.” Acts 14:19-20 I… Continue reading The Gathering
One word from God and we are forever changed. It could be an I love you or I am here or be still. But His voice in the silence changes everything, changes us. Silence at times needs to be forced, we are not good at it. And I am not talking about the meditative kind… Continue reading The altar of my words
Our lives are moving before us as we fail to catch up. The world is fast, but God is slow. Silence is not found in a place, but deep inside our souls. Silence, speak less. The rule of Saint Benedict #21, “To prefer nothing to the love of Christ.” Keeping silence in the light of… Continue reading Set Limits Around the Mountain to Make it Sacred
Do you have an eighth day? One where you worship and weep, One where you sing and allow yourself to escape the world. Where you float on God’s tears Where you are simply there to draw closer to the creator, and not the creation. Christ’s death on the cross is not just some event that… Continue reading The Eighth Day
This morning, I had the great pleasure of reading this post from Beejai: Help Wanted. It really sparked in me an idea that was prompted by the Holy Spirit that I want to share with all of you. It started with this scripture: “This is not good!” Moses’ father-in-law exclaimed. “You’re going to wear yourself out—and… Continue reading Welcome home
“But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards.” Leviticus 25:4 (NIV) “Your silence may often be misinterpreted, but you will never be misquoted.” (thanks to my friend for this, you know who you are)… Continue reading Where are you supposed to be? Right where you are
“Then Nathan said to David: You are the man.” 2 Samuel 12:7 (NAB Revised Edition) “I’ve lost the use of my heart But I’m still alive Still looking for the light And the endless pool on the other side It’s the wild wild west I’m doing my best I’m at the borderline of my faith… Continue reading I’m sorry
“Start tearing the old man down Run past the heather and down to the old road Start turning the grain into the ground Roll a new leaf over” Omaha- Counting Crows Forgiveness is not optional. It is not conditional or with parameters. It is not just because we have to, it is because we want… Continue reading Don’t call yourself a Christian if you can’t yourself forgive
Amos 2:3, “I will cut off the ruler from its midst, and all the princes I will slay with him, says the Lord.” Are you listening to too many motivational speakers? Faith seminars? Are you busy running around listening to everyone else but God? For weeks God gave me this verse in Amos. I sat… Continue reading What is God’s will for your life?
“I would have gladly kissed the soles of his feet for the salvation of Israel.” (says Mordechai of Haman, Esther 4:6, Chapter C). Alone in my prayer closet, under-caffeinated and overly anxious, I spilled my guts on the floor in desperation for God to clean up the mess. Nothing was particularly wrong, except that I… Continue reading What if you could live just for today?