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Lean Upon The Lord

Posted By Post Date: March 23, 2022

Jesus warned His disciples that there would be “wars and rumors of wars” in human history and the temptation would be for humans to abandon hope and be crushed by despair. If Jesus said that 20 centuries ago, why are we surprised to see the histrionics of today’s society...

His Hand is Stretched Out Still!

Posted By Post Date: March 22, 2022

There is always a price for unfaithfulness. A telling quote illustrates what I’m talking about: “Infidelity doesn’t come from a lack of love; it comes from a lack of respect.” Admittedly, respect is earned, not demanded. But when one has earned the respect of a trustworthy and dependable;e person,...

When God Hides His Face

Posted By Post Date: March 21, 2022

The English psychologist and analyst D.W. Winnicott once said “It is a joy to be hidden, and disaster not to be found.” Since we humans were made for communion, the disaster of not being found is particularly terrifying to us. We all long to be loved and known and...

Tons of Information And STILL Blind – Sunday’s Homily

Posted By Post Date: March 18, 2022

On this Sunday of Orthodoxy, we are called back to the centering vision of the God Who has become visible for our salvation. The victory of the icons in the Church is meant to reinforce the central teaching of the Orthodox Faith that God became VISIBLE for our salvation....

Don’t Play With Fire!

Posted By Post Date: March 18, 2022

I was a firebug when I was younger. Fire fascinated me, that is until one day when I burned myself playing with fire. It’s amazing how instructional pain can be if you let it! But why is it we keep insisting on learning life’s lessons the hard way? Why...

God Doesn’t Hate You!

Posted By Post Date: March 17, 2022

All the sins and mistakes of all the people in the world who have ever lived all combined together and multiplied by a thousand plus ten can NEVER overpower God’s love and peace! Individually, our sins can never overpower Him. Collectively, our sins cannot exhaust Him. If that were...

Making A Deal with the Devil!

Posted By Post Date: March 16, 2022

Most of us know the German legend about Faust and his deal with the devil. Faust is a bit of a con man but he’s unhappy with his life so he sells his soul to the devil in exchange for unlimited earthly knowledge and pleasure. Of course, the story...

Wisdom Means Learning to Love Discipline

Posted By Post Date: March 15, 2022

One of the most vivid memories of my childhood was a punishment I received for making a mess in the basement of our house when I was just a boy. But this is what made it so memorable. The truth is I was always a kid who took the...

Wisdom Lights the Way!

Posted By Post Date: March 14, 2022

A wise man once said “You only get out of life what you put into it. Don’t expect more until you do more.” Wow. That’s something to let echo in your head a bit and see what kind of insights it produces in your own life. Of course, that’s...

The House of the Wicked; The Abode of the Righteous

Posted By Post Date: March 11, 2022

“A home is more than just where you live; it reflects who you are!” As I contemplated this quote, I wondered about the advice I’ve received through my life about the importance of making your bed every morning. I listened to this wise military man say this to a...