It occurs to me… He loves them The ones who make me laugh, the ones who hold me when I cry, the bright ones, the sassy ones, the stubborn ones, the silly ones, the brave ones who don’t know they’re brave, the weak ones who know where to get their … Continue reading 1 John 4:8
Christmas comes in a week! I’ve been reflecting on the Eve of the King’s birth. As a member of the Culture of Life, I recall and humbly ask you, dear reader, also to remember that the birth of Jesus sanctifies every human life and reminds us to not only be concerned with babies and their … Continue reading Almost There!
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
Today's Gospel reading from Matthew inspired me 3 years ago to write at LENGTH about forgiveness and prayers for our enemies. I'm sharing again today because I still think it's worth pondering and prayerful consideration. So, here it is. Sorry, not sorry that it's so long. https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2018/06/20/on-loving-my-enemies-i-just-cant-do-it/
With everything going on in our country right now, I think we all know that there are varying levels of anxiety for many. But followers of Jesus Christ can remain at peace knowing that God is in control. It doesn't matter who is in the White House because we know Who sits on the Throne of … Continue reading More than conquerors
Today's Gospel reading in the Catholic lectionary is from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6, verses 27-38. It's the rather well-known passage about loving our enemies and it's definitely timely. Probably because it's a timeless theme. I have written on this theme before. If you'd like to read my thoughts on that, here you go! … Continue reading Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai
I watched a movie last night called, The Silver Linings Playbook. It came out several years ago and it's a good film. I will warn you there is definitely adult subject matter and adult language. But don't let that stop you from watching. People are different; people are flawed. People are all loved by a … Continue reading Self-Deception…
Today's Gospel reading is from John, Chapter 15. Here's a memorable line from that lovely book: "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you." - Jesus It's a command, not a suggestion or a 'guide for your life.' It's what Jesus expects of us and rightly so. He suffered and died for … Continue reading What is expected of us?
I posted this last year, and depressingly, the year before that. And I'm posting again because it's still relevant. I wasn't planning on this today, but then the mass shooting in my beloved El Paso happened. And I felt compelled to share what I've shared after 2 other terrible and too eerily similar events. Who … Continue reading The Discussion We Need to Have