Keep It Simple

Jesus, the Son of God, kept things simple by explaining complex spiritual truths in parables and stories which even illiterate fishermen and children could understand. The Almighty spoke and interacted with people on their level. People with a worldly mindset often thought Jesus spoke in riddles but those whose hearts and spirits were open understood the gist.…… Continue reading Keep It Simple

Living in Joy No Matter What

No matter what our circumstances are, when our eyes are fixed on our Lord, we can live in joy. This is the normal Christian life, not for a few select saints. Jesus expects Christians to walk on water with Him, daily, no matter how much we would rather sink into hopelessness beneath the storms which threaten…… Continue reading Living in Joy No Matter What

Secretly Cynical, Surprised by Joy on Christmas Morning

  Do we wait for Christmas morning with a joyful expectation or has life’s disappointments left us jaded and closed to any spiritual surprises or gifts from God? Many of us are actually just like Scrooge, that traditional symbol for someone who has been so wounded by disappointment and jaded by life that he cannot…… Continue reading Secretly Cynical, Surprised by Joy on Christmas Morning

No More Mental Kung-Fu

Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit.  It can be ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born because of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with more than simply inherited physical characteristics but personalities…… Continue reading No More Mental Kung-Fu

The Secret to Freedom: Stand Still But Don’t Look Back

I want to shout out a secret to authentic interior freedom, a secret which will go against every fiber of your being. The answer to every crisis, every threat you will face in your life on earth is to stand still and trust. Easier said than done. As sinful humans, we are wired to fight…… Continue reading The Secret to Freedom: Stand Still But Don’t Look Back

Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

  All about  ingrained anxiety and growing in trust. Anxiety  makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit. Yet worry is ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born, part of original sin. Babies are not simply empty slates; they are complex little people who just happen to be preverbal. Babies are born with…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Worry, Mental Kung-Fu and Trust in God

The Secret to Freedom is Standing Still?

  I want to shout out a secret to authentic interior freedom, a secret which will go against every fiber of your being. The answer to every crisis, every threat you will face in your life on earth is to stand still and trust. Easier said than done. As sinful humans, we are wired to…… Continue reading The Secret to Freedom is Standing Still?