Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fact and Worse Fact

Fact:  A recent study shows that we have over $44 Billion in unused gift cards since 2008.

Worse Fact:  We have many, many more gifts from God that have been unused during that same time.

God Bless you.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jesus + Water in the Gospels

Water, then, is the most beautiful element and rich in usefulness, and purifies from all filth, and not only from the filth of the body but from that of the soul if it should have received the grace of the spirit.
                                                  - St John of Damascus

As I listened to this weekend's Gospel, it dawned on me how many times Jesus and water come together during important events in the Bible.  Aside from His baptism, here were others that came to mind:
  1. His first miracle - changing water to wine
  2. The water that flowed from His pierced side
  3. Christ tells a Samaritan woman that whoever drinks His water will have eternal life
  4. Jesus walks on water to the Apostles' boat
  5. He then calms the water of the Sea of Galilee
  6. Jesus washes the Apostles' feet at the Last Supper
I'm sure I missed others ... care to add any?

God Bless you.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015: You are Here for a Reason

Happy New Year to all of you! 

I heard the song For a Reason by Ashes Remain for the first time yesterday, and I thought the lyrics were inspiring as we start this new year.   Here is an excerpt:

If you spend your days just getting by
When you feel useless, He can use you
And show you what it means to be alive:

Every time that you wake up breathing
Every night when you close your eyes
Everyday that your heart keeps beating
There's purpose for your life
So don't give up
Don't lay down
Just hold on
Don't quit now
Every breath that you take has meaning
You are here for a reason

Everyday is a gift from above
Don't throw it away
When it feels like too much
He'll be there...

A Blessed 2015 to you and your families!