I wish more people knew their story. It's a great story of salvation. It needs to be told so that everyone can know that each one of us matters. Very much. There is a Creator who is not just the "supreme being." He's actually not a being at all. This Creator is the sheer act … Continue reading Do you know the story?
I shared this in a comment section of David French’s Sunday Dispatch column, The French Press. My response got several “Likes” so I decided to post it here, too! Jesus tells us to love one another. And New Testament Scripture basically says “they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” If we Christians really lived … Continue reading Thoughts on Christians
The above quote is the response to a question Jesus asks after sharing the parable of the Good Samaritan. The lesson here is that we are all called by God to care for our neighbor. And who is our neighbor? The question that instigated Jesus's parable reveals that everyone is our neighbor. Friend, family, stranger, … Continue reading “The one who treated him with mercy.”
Here is my latest audio selection! Give a listen! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PoIVWHPREt6UYOf03-pU-5yLB_Z0bM8T/view?usp=drivesdk
I'm trying something new here at Drowning In Lemonade; I'll be adding some of my posts in audio format for those who don't have time to read, but do have time to listen as they are walking, driving, doing chores around the house or in the yard. I do a lot of podcast listening and, … Continue reading Who Am I? (audio)
I'm sharing this Ascension video (below) on the chance that someone reading this today might have this same challenge. I get so easily distracted all the time - not just during prayer. But it's very frustrating to have that happen incessantly as I (try) to pray. I read somewhere that God is pleased with our … Continue reading Distractions, distractions
I found some notes for a talk I never gave that I've been prompted to share here. It started out to be about prayer. And, essentially, it still is. But I used the argument that God is always with us and so we never have to wonder if we can pray because prayer is just … Continue reading Where is Jesus?
I'm sharing this YouTube clip because I think it's important. The irony is not lost on me that I'm sharing a social media link with you to ask you to consider spending less time on social media. But you've got to get wisdom where you find it. So, here you go. Pints with Aquinas is … Continue reading Taking time out
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." This song by Matthew West reminds me to stay strong, confident in the fact that Jesus is with us and that He has defeated death and sin through His death and resurrection. But I was also reminded, the first time … Continue reading Take Heart
St. Augustine said, "Your continuous desire is your continuous prayer. If you cease to desire then you will have fallen silent in your prayer." That's good news for people like me! I often have the desire to pray and can't seem to focus long enough to do it well. I have been praying about that! … Continue reading Poco a poco