Here is a good reflection for the end of each day ... ThanksGive thanks for the graces, benefits and good things of your day. HelpAsk the Holy Spirit for help to discern your day with openness. ReviewReview your day, hour by hour, to see how God is working in your life. ResponseRespond to what you … Continue reading Daily Awareness Examen
When in the USA recently, one of our church staff members visited two large, well-known churches. The facilities and church services were first class, but at both churches ... no one spoke to him. Sadly, this is all to commonplace today. Have we become high-tech and low-touch? Here is a great article by Will Mancini … Continue reading Church Greeting Teams – The Search for a Friendly Church
Last night, my family and I attended a preview of the new movie Noah starring Russell Crowe [trailer]. Without doubt it is a well-made movie, with amazing affects and some star actors. However, the treatment of the storyline was disappointing from my perspective and I came away feeling like the movie was a combination of … Continue reading Noah: The Movie
Almost a year ago, Matthew Warren, the son of well-known American pastors Rick and Kay Warren commited suicide. It was a sad day for everyone and of course, the Warrens being public figures, everyone had an opinion about the situation. Today, Kay Warren made the following post on her Facebook page and I think it … Continue reading Weeping with those Who Weep: Learning to Grieve
Daniel Goleman's latest book is Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, important and surprising. In this book, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a comprehensive discussion on … Continue reading Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
A recent article from the Barna Group: March 18, 2014 — He was the most talked-about person of 2013 and winner of TIME’s “Person of the Year” award. Google Translate coders have set his name to translate as “a better world.” Yet Pope Francis insists that he is “a normal person,” and has no desire to be … Continue reading What do Protestants think of Pope Francis?
Day of restWork now doneLife is blessedThank the Son Enough No need for moreJust this momentTime to pause StopLet goFinishSay 'No' Yesterday is goneTomorrow hasn't comeToday is life The Great I AM SerenityIn the airMelodyEverywhere Eternity Here and nowBeautyQuite profound Can you hear?Can you see?Do you know?Come with me Sacred timeSacred spaceStill your mindHoly place Breathe RenewCalibrateRefuel SevenRestPerfectionBlessed Sabbath … Continue reading Sabbath
In about a week's time (17th March), Irish people all around the world will celebrate St. Patrick's day, which has become both a religious and cultural holiday in Ireland. St. Patrick is also highly esteemed highly by the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran Churches. Only two letters survive about Patrick's life and mission, although there … Continue reading Saint Patrick
There were once four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Now Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but … Continue reading We need EVERYBODY!
A sobbing little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was too crowded. “I can't go to Sunday School”, she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside … Continue reading What God can do with 57 Cents