Exasperated! Angry! Disgusted! At your wits end! In our world today our lives are chaotic at best and often reflect the world around us. This is a space regardless of faith, race, nationality, age, family status or gender for the discussion of the individual’s spiritual journey. This is a journey of how we come to terms with ourselves, develop our strength and find inner peace. Join me, and share in the adventure.
We do good work not to earn our salvation. We do good work because we are already saved. God expects us to be part of the world around us, helping where we can and encouraging people to reach their full potential. It is through our good works that we become God’s lights shining in the darkness. The September message is from Matthew 5:14-16 where Jesus tells us to be lights shining in the darkness.
My Blog: Thoughts and Reflections
Yesterday, December 2, Christian churches focused on a circling of greens with four or five candles near the front of the church. They read scriptures or recite prayers as they lite the Advent Wreath celebrating the first of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. The Christian church year, like our calendar year has seasons. The year begins with Advent, four weeks before Christmas and ends with Christ the King Sunday (the Sunday before Advent).
Growth Through Travel
What is so valuable that a person willingly gives up his life? That was my thought standing in the outer courtyard of Kilmainham Goal. A gentle mist settled over us lending a mystic other worldly atmosphere to the setting while the tour guide described how 14 martyrs quietly gave their lives for Ireland’s freedom from England.