Monthly Archives: July 2015

Disillusionment

“Disillusionment may leave us cynical and overly critical in our judgment of others. But the disillusionment that comes from God brings us to the point where we see people as they really are, yet without any cynicism or any stinging and bitter criticism. Our Lord… Continue reading




John 6:24-35 # 3

John 6:24-35 # 3 Why don’t we expect more from God? Our bellies are full But what of our hearts, our souls. We come looking for Jesus who feeds us with his own body and blood. We come looking for Jesus and we get God.… Continue reading




A saint is

“A saint is not a human being who is trying to be good, trying by effort and prayer and longing and obedience to attain as many saintly characteristics as possible; a saint is a being who has been re-created. ‘If any man is in Christ,… Continue reading




John 6:24-35 # 2

John 6:24-35 # 2 What are these people hungry for? What are these people looking for? A sign. Fed. Satisfied. Yet looking for more. We return for the bread not recognizing the source. Not recognizing the reign of God in our midst. Martyred Archbishop Oscar… Continue reading




parents

“All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we’ve tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they’re probably right” Hub




Ephesians 4:1-16

Ephesians 4:1-16 As a kid I remember wondering how tall I would be if I grew into “the full stature of Christ”—there was that window in the education wing of the church that said it was so. I’ve since come to appreciate the depth of… Continue reading




“God’s purpose

“God’s purpose is for me to depend on Him and on His power now. If I can stay calm, faithful, and unconfused while in the middle of the turmoil of life, the purpose of God is being accomplished in me. What He desires for me… Continue reading




Psalm 78:23–29

Psalm 78:23–29 The psalmist as teacher. Retelling in song. God of our ancestors. God who commands nature. Through creation—God opens the doors of heaven— God rains down the bread of angels. On the wind God provides meat—flying birds numerous as the sands. Cravings met. Life… Continue reading




If a person desires

“If a person desires knowledge and insight into the teachings of Jesus Christ, he can only obtain it through obedience. If spiritual things seem dark and hidden to me, then there is a point of disobedience somewhere in my life. Intellectual darkness is the result… Continue reading




Mark 4:26-34

Mark 4:26-34 While living in our super-sized, larger-than-life media world we are tempted to want bigger, better, more powerful possessions in our rec rooms, our garages or our tool sheds. We look around at what others have; our own stuff doesn’t seem to measure up,… Continue reading