If you are forgiven and feel renewed, overjoyed, relieved, grateful then you are ready to forgive others. And the more hurtful your sin was to others, to yourself, and of course ultimately to God, the more the grace rushes in to save us when you open your heart to it, when you repent. "Your sins … Continue reading Grace Upon Grace
Assurance of God’s Protection A Song of Ascents. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come?2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade … Continue reading Psalm 121
The chaplain who gave an invocation at the "redesignation" of Ft. Hood to Ft. Cavazos on Tuesday alluded in his prayer to the fact that, in Scripture, changing of a person's name reflected God's giving each one a new mission. Think of Abram to Abraham and Jacob to Israel in the Old Testament and Simon … Continue reading Renaming
My Latest Podcast Episode #9!
Please give a listen and follow if you are so moved! God bless you and thanks! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2wf0PzXbxPU4RX1NI3CrdX
Struggling with God
I recently watched a movie that came out several years ago starring Christian Bale as Moses. The movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, is pretty good as a movie. Not always biblically sound, but there is an underlying truth there. Many of the elements of the Exodus story are included with a heavy dose of "poetic … Continue reading Struggling with God
Hi, DIL followers! I started a podcast! It’s available on Spotify and it’s called…Grace Notes! You all should appreciate it more than most as I use my past blog entries that were inspired by various songs. I then share those reflections along with the recordings which are all part of Spotify’s immense library! You know … Continue reading Grace Notes
https://youtu.be/8y_CsIAOm0k I was asked to give a talk recently based on the Gospel of John, Chapter 15, verse 5. I don't know how I managed to do this, but pay no attention if you see John 5:15 superimposed on the screen. I can't figure out how to change that! It's sort of a miracle that … Continue reading John 15:5
On Kings and battles
I've focused before on the Catechism in a Year podcast that I've been listening to this year. It's really a great way to get through the entire book with some great commentary and prayer from Father Mike Schmitz. Recently he said something profound that I recorded in my Notes on my phone so I could … Continue reading On Kings and battles
I was listening to the Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast yesterday and one of the young clergy on there informed us that Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert (where the Holy Spirit "led" Him) in order to prepare Himself for the battle to come. And that battle was to meet the devil … Continue reading The Battle
Lead Us Not Into Temptation
I'm including a couple of messages that address today's Gospel reading concerning Jesus' temptations in the desert. One is a homily by Father Mike Schmitz, one is a message from Matthew Kelly. Father Mike's video is the entire Mass; if you want to just hear his homily, fast forward to minute 9:15. It's really, really … Continue reading Lead Us Not Into Temptation
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