Surrounding myself with Jesus’ people

One thing I found out since my Epiphany, is that I needed to rid myself of “friends” who might cause a temptation and/or just wasn’t spiritually healthy for me to be around. This has also affected my relationship with my siblings. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m extremely tolerant and, as you well know by now,…

I am a sinner

Before I begin, I would like to thank you when you give me honest feedback.  I read your replies and when I see that I’ve gotten a little preachy, which I honestly do not want to do, or you feel as though my emotions are running a bit high, I am humbled and grateful. There…

Am I allowed to be angry?

I have been waiting since the end of January to the present to receive my tax refund…believe it or not.  I’ve had a difficult time trusting the IRS in the past, and this has, it seems, put the nail in the coffin of that trust.  When we took a withdrawal from my wife’s 401k, I…

God’s language

We have been taught many ways too pray.  Rosary, Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, and the numerous prayers recited in all denominations.  Most, if not all, were designed, my words, to allow us to pray together as a group.  I’m probably wrong but I have found that “structured” prayer is necessary for a group setting.  However,…

God will bring people and events into our lives…

God will bring people and events into our lives, and whatever we may think about them, they are designed for the evolution of His life in us. -Father Thomas Keating In preparing to write these posts, it sometimes takes awhile to develop a subject and then build on that so that it is something we…

Christian Courage

There was a time when I was all talk.  I would praise God…only when I was by myself or with someone else of faith.  But when it came time to profess my love of God to the world, to people of all kinds of belief, I would falter and “hide” from the truth so they…

Freedom

On Tuesday we celebrate our independence…our freedom. The word, freedom, always reminds me of songwriter/performer Richie Havens; who recently passed away.  For me, Richie Havens personifies freedom via a song he wrote, on stage, live at Woodstock, after being asked by the promoters to extend his set until the next performer, I believe, Jimi Hendrix…

Christian Outreach Talk…Conclusion

In March of 2012 I had an Epiphany.  With everything that had gone on in my life it hit me, one day, that God had always taken care of us.  He was always there for me.  The Holy Spirit began to really burn…and I know why.  I immediately understood what loving God with all my…