If I asked you - what is your most common New Year’s resolution? You might say: to lose weight, save money, eat healthier, get rid of the excess or live a simpler life. My personal new year’s resolutions have almost always been to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. However, as I made these … Continue reading Make A New Year’s Resolution for Advent – Why not?
A young man who did not have a left arm wanted to compete in martial arts. He found a teacher to train him, but the teacher only taught him one move. Other competitors would learn many more, and the young man just knew he was going to lose in an upcoming competition. As it turns out, he won not only … Continue reading Where Strength Lies
Jesus is never going to ask something of us that He does not fully intend to carry out Himself. All the Lord asks us to do is cooperate. He does the miracle, He feeds the people, and He just asks for our five loaves and two fish. Jesus just needs our “yes” and then He will do the rest.
As people who work in ministry, we understand the importance of living a life that thrives on Christ and is an outpouring of His love and grace in our lives. We understand the intensity and major consequence of mortal sin. But we usually don’t notice the effect venial sin has had on our lives until we have dug ourselves into a hole that we need a lot of help to get out of.
Recently I attended a Theology of the Body session. The speaker was addressing chastity and stated “If you can’t say ‘No’, your ‘Yes’ means nothing”. It’s time we had an honest conversation about how necessary this word is for someone in ministry. I am a people pleaser and struggle to say no. This often leads … Continue reading The Vital Power of ‘No’