Happy Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day. This holiday is a liturgical holy day of the Church to honor Valentinus, a priest in Rome who was martyred in 496 AD. Very little is factually know about St. Valentine, but it is told that he was was imprisoned under the Roman Empire for his support of persecuted Christians and for performing weddings of … [Read more...] about Happy Valentine’s Day
The Gospel of Jesus Christ contradicts everything we have been taught. We have been told that we can accomplish anything we set our mind to. We have been taught to set goals and work hard to achieve. There is no ladder we can’t climb. There is no prize we can’t attain. There is no medal we can’t win. The stories of Olympic athletes these next two weeks will be … [Read more...] about Beyond the American Dream
A few years back I had a neighbor helping me with some stuff on my roof. We had a ladder which lead the way onto the roof in front of the garage. As I walked into my garage I happened to walk underneath the ladder. After having walked underneath this ladder, my neighbor responded, “I can tell you are a man of God.” We got a good laugh out of it, but there is an … [Read more...] about Do You Feel Lucky?
What is in the picture above? You say, “our church.” That is the answer that most of us would give. But the truth is that picture is not a picture of our church. It is a picture of a building. We might call it a church building, but it is not the church. The church is more than a building. The reason we call a building the church is because we have been … [Read more...] about Beyond Building a Church Building
Living in relationship with Jesus involves talking with Jesus. It is sharing with him your most intimate thoughts. It is also about listening to what he has to say. For many people, the first part comes easier. It is one thing to talk at God, but it is another thing to talk with God and keep the line of communication going both ways. How do you hear from God? How do you … [Read more...] about How to Hear God