Tag: prayer

Monday of Trinity 15 – Matthew 7:1-14

ShareMatthew 7:1-14 God.  What does this word mean to you?  When you think of God, what are the first images, thoughts, and feelings you experience?  What stands out as His most important characteristic? I’ll give you my answers – but no cheating!  When I think of “God,” sometimes He is a concept I’ve been taught […]

September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 14 – Matthew 6:1-18

ShareMatthew 6:1-18 Jesus spoke at length about 3 spiritual disciplines that He assumes His disciples are practicing.  These 3 disciplines Jesus preaches on are 3 that have for centuries been a part of Lent, as well as a fundamental part of the Christian life as a whole until the time of the Reformation. Can you […]

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 12 – Romans 15:17-33

ShareRomans 15:17-33 What is it that we’re doing?  What are we doing with our lives?  Are we just breathing air, taking up space, occupying time, working to pay bills so we have a place to live so we can work to pay our bills . . . ? I know all of you have had […]

August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 8 – Acts 27:9-26

ShareActs 27:9-26 “I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.” Is this a sentence that you can say in all honesty? Naturally, the difficulty in believing what God has told you would depend on several variables: how unlikely and improbable the statement is; how strong your faith is; how certain […]

July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 6 – Acts 20:17-38

ShareActs 20:17-38 I want to administer a test to you today.  You may take all the time you want: in fact, the more time you take the better.  It’s an open Book test, and you can look up anything you want.  You are on the honor system, and I’ll even let you evaluate yourself! You […]

July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Easter 5 (Rogation Monday) – James 1:1-17

ShareJames 1:1-17 Et tu, James?  You, too, along with St. Paul and others are commanding me to rejoice in my trials? To which St. James replies simply: “Exactly.” Do you think maybe God is trying to tell me (and you) something? Like St. Paul, St. James begins his letter not with a whimper but a […]

May 1, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of Easter 4 – Ephesians 6:10-24

ShareEphesians 6:10-24 Have you ever gotten involved in something that suddenly revealed itself as being a lot more serious than you thought?  For some, this happens in marriage, and they are like Jacob who thought he had married Rachel.  But Behold! it was Leah! For Diedre Cobb, it was joining the Army Reserves and facing […]

April 29, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Holy Week – John 16:16-33

ShareJohn 16:16-33   “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” These are the words Jesus speaks this morning, and they are some of the last words Jesus ever spoke before He was crucified.  And I believe this with all my heart, […]

March 22, 2016 | 3 Comments More

Friday of Epiphany 1- John 2:13-25

ShareJohn 2:13-25 I love the fact that Jesus cleansed the Temple, and especially the fact that He made a whip of cords and overturned the tables and drove out the money changers from the Temple.  This single passage does more than perhaps any other passage to drive out of the Church the false images of […]

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More