Gloria: Moses & the Israelites

Life is complicated. There are miss-communications and power struggles; hurts feelings and bruised pride and sometimes we find ourselves wondering in a desert of despair… What can we do when the dark voices inside our head are raging and we struggle to find the strength to attend our regular worship services? The following blog series…

Remain: A Lesson of Life

Remain:  A Lesson from the Life of Van Gogh’s Postman Friend contributed by Adam R. Nettesheim How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! ~ Psalm 133:1 “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”  Recently, our family…

GTA Advent Journey, Day 24 Incarnation

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day 
I would my true love did so chance 
To see the legend of my play,
To call my true love to my dance;
Sing, oh my love, oh my love, my love, my love,
This have I done for my true love

GTA Advent Journey Day 23: Blessedness

GTA Advent Journey Day Twenty-three: Blessedness Read Matthew 5:1-11 The Beatitudes through the lens of the Christmas story…Blessed are the: -poor in spirit–barren Elizabeth & Zachariah -those who mourn–The killing of the Innocents -the meek–those humble shepherds -those who hunger and thirst for righteousness–star gazing wise men -the merciful–compassionate Joseph -pure in heart–highly favored Mary…

GTA Advent Journey Day 22: Beginnings

This video is from my first talk at Pepperdine University Bible Lectures. A little reminder of how I began with discussing the mysteries of Annunciation paintings and what they can do for your spiritual reflection of God. Grace and Peace be with you:)

GTA Advent Journey Day 20: Immanuel

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel,’ (which means God with us.) ~ Matthew 1: 22-23 quoting Isaiah 7:14

GTA Advent Journey Day 19: Prince of Peace

GTA Advent Journey Day 19: Prince of Peace Without Jesus at the center of our being our hearts can become crusted over with hardness  imprisoning us with chains of fear and doubt. Yet the key to unlock the door is within our grasp. Nothing is impossible, only our pride shuts our prince of peace out….

GTA Advent Journey Day 18: Things Above

featured in My Dancing Day : Reflections of the Incarnation in Art and Music. As you gaze at this busy scene, think of all of your holiday preparations and resolved to slow down this year.

GTA Advent Journey, Day 17: The Angelus

We beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.