God is Holding Me Up

God is Holding Me Up

In recent weeks we have heard in the gospel readings for Sunday about the importance of faith.  When Jesus visits his home town the gospel writer Mark indicates that Jesus performed few miracles.  Jesus indicates that he was amazed at their lack of faith.  In the...
Pray More, Worry Less!

Pray More, Worry Less!

Recently our grandson was privileged to travel to Washington D. C. with the safety patrol.  When he returned he presented me with a gift.  He said that it was actually for Grandpa and for me.  He gave us a little turtle with the words “Pray more, Worry less.”  I...
Persevere Despite Doubt

Persevere Despite Doubt

If you have been paying attention, you might have noticed that this year’s Lent began and ended with secular events.  Ash Wednesday was on Valentine’s Day which caused a conflict between celebrating with a meal out and keeping a day of fast and abstinence.  Easter...
Prayer Can Relieve Stress

Prayer Can Relieve Stress

Recently, an article in the Daily Herald caught my attention.  It was titled; Fewer Americans pray to ease stress.  The article indicated that the levels of stress continue to stay the same but that how people react to stress is changing.  The survey conducted by the...
A Reflection on the Incarnation

A Reflection on the Incarnation

We have managed to celebrate this month of December even though our “to do” lists are much longer than usual.  Even if we are hardened against the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Christmas celebration, we are still affected in some way.  The question I have...