Exhausted? Overwhelmed? Beaten down by fatigue? I know I have been, and those that I work with certainly are too. Here are 3 simple steps to climb your way out... ------------ HOW DID WE GET HERE? We’re creatures that need purpose and a sense of direction. Our worlds have been turned upside down for the last 18 … Continue reading turn the tide on fatigue
The theme that kept leaping out at me today was "gentleness". In my reflection of Luke 7:36-50, Jesus' own gentleness was on full display as he used a parable to help Simon the Pharisee better understand why the woman's behaviour (who was washing Jesus' feet with her tears) was nothing to be judged over - … Continue reading be gentle
"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly." - Jesus (Luke 6: 27-28) There are some people who behave in a way that makes us wonder, "do they really deserve this? Will it do any good?" Sadly, our world today contains … Continue reading love anyway
generosity & trust
"How happy are you who are poor; yours is the Kingdom of God." - Jesus (Luke 6: 17-26) No one embodied this more than St. Francis of Assisi. By doing away with all possessions - embracing being "poor" in the most literal sense, his joy was unquestioned. His was the Kingdom of God while living … Continue reading generosity & trust
confidence and hope
In my morning reading and prayer today, Jesus connected the dots between two important themes that I needed to hear, and want to share. Have CONFIDENCE in HimHave HOPE for what He has in store for us Let's start with CONFIDENCE. Several of the different readings and reflections I had today pointed to Jesus' authority … Continue reading confidence and hope
all is not lost.
This is a time of great disobedience. Perhaps the greatest level of disobedience this world has seen. The level of sin and indifference to God (even hatred towards God) is hard to process for those of us who know better and it's easy to fall into the trap of wondering where God is in all … Continue reading all is not lost.
is this service or distraction?
"Who do YOU say that I am?" -Jesus When reflecting on this question, many answers come. He is my King, my God, my great friend, my mentor, my guide, my consoler, my redeemer... He is many things, yet in all of them He is love. Each of the above "roles" are just different expressions of … Continue reading is this service or distraction?
the battle rages on…
There is a war happening right now. Reality is, it's been happening since the beginning of time - one of good vs. evil and the stakes are our souls. Whether we'd like to ignore it or not, there is an enemy that we cannot see that wants to trip us up. In doing so, we … Continue reading the battle rages on…
Whether you’re entering today feeling great or not so great - I have two words for you: Seek goodness. Let me explain why this is so important today - for you and everyone else. We all have an innate sense of “Good” vs. “Not Good” Seeing a brother and sister playing with each other, joyfully … Continue reading seek goodness
the meaning of your life
What is the meaning of life? Perhaps a better question posed by Matthew Kelly - what is the meaning of YOUR life? The more I've been reading, studying and praying - the more clear it is that we all have a universal call to Sainthood. We were all created by God for the specific purpose … Continue reading the meaning of your life