As we hear the latest news reports, we might wonder, Where is God in all
of this? As we struggle with personal calamities or are heartbroken by
hardships our loved ones are facing, we might ask, “Where are you, God?”
The answer to these questions is God is omnipresent–living and active
everywhere. As Paul said, “In him we live and move and have our being.”
Becoming more conscious of this truth is a good goal for Lent as we
strive to renew our spiritual life. One place where God dwells is in the
deep center of our very selves. Jesus promised, “I am in my Father, and
you in me, and I in you” (John 14:20). St. John of the Cross lamented
that we seldom give thought to this mind-blowing mystery. Coming in
touch with God in our hearts makes us more aware of his hand at work in
the world. It also brings forth in us the fruits of peace and joy no
matter how stressful our life. A prayer practice that cultivates being
sensitive to God at the core of our being is centering prayer. Click to continue
I recently received the gift of tickets to see Andre Rieu. The concert isn’t scheduled for another six months so I've stored the tickets away until I need them. Imagine if I lose them!
Or if I forget I even had them! I will never experience the true joy the gift was intended to bring me. Nor could I genuinely show appreciation to my generous gift giver. God has provided us with spiritual gifts with which to live the spiritual life.
Over the next 7 months, the 10 Minute Daily Retreat will reflect on 7 of these gifts; one every month.
In June, we will reflect on the gift of Wisdom.
'Don't turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you.' Proverbs 4:6 Join us on our journey! Reflections can be sent by email. Details on:
So here is an old family recipe that I wanted to share with everyone. I come from a long line of women who are into holistic health and preventive and natural medicine; so basically what that means is everything in here actually is helping you prevent colds and fight the flu! Which is something I know we all want to prevent. I want us to all remember Luke 5:31 “And Jesus said Healthy people do not need a doctor sick people do”. Preventing yourself from getting sick is and will always being a problem for humanity according to Genesis. I want to pray and make sure I can have everyone pray for those for are hungry, because I know many of us have FELT that hunger and there are people out in this world still living that way today. I also want all of us who have escaped or never felt this struggle to praise him!!!!! Click here for more!
Jesus told his disciples this parable:
‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, “Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.” Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” But the wise replied, “No! there will not be enough for you and for …