A Personal Perspective

When I sat down to write my second book I knew I wanted to feature the Cross, but somehow picking the image that would speak for me was overwhelming. I thought: Who am I to define the cross? Surely there are those who have much more theological training. Why would God want me to write…

Jesus Calls Us to Love Each Other

The prophet Isaiah writes: “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrow, and familiar with suffering.” ~ Isaiah 53:3 and the Psalmist David also spoke of his suffering in such a way that we can hear Jesus speaking these words: “You know [O Lord] how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all…

Is Your Faith in Ruins?

Is your faith in ruins? Are you living day to day not seeing the evidences of God’s power and love all around you?  Let us begin again. Let us today rejoice in the knowledge of how mighty is our God…a God who saves. The psalm I have selected below is thought to be one of…

Fall Break

“~Dear Lord, time and time again we rush headlong into our day and forget to ask you to bless our journey. Suddenly we realize we have once again lost the stabilizing force of your presence, and we are filled with anxiety. Help us now to silence the noise of all our concerns. Help us, as…

Seeing Mary With New Eyes

We are often so fearful of upsetting those around us that it can be difficult to find our courage. And yet I believe God frequently calls us in ways that  require us to lose our spirit of timidity. We admire courage in others. We are even attracted to people who can “throw caution to the wind.” And yet, we become so…

In Search of Beauty

It is amazing the beauty you can find in your own backyard. True I live near an especially rich treasure of museums as I am just a short ride from Washington D.C. and the National Gallery of Art. Even so, I am always putting off visiting these local treasures?   Below is an excerpt from my book:…