God Is Light If the things in our lives don't help us to walk in the light, think of the light, and focus night and day on the light, then we can be certain that Satan will find a way to use them to distract us and keep us away from the light.
The Message Of The Spirit Whether we are called to proclaim God's message or to receive God's message, we will not be able to accomplish this unless we are daily being filled with the power of the Holy Spirit through prayer.
Summoned To His Rooms What is it about prayer that makes so many of us uncomfortable? Intimate prayer with the Lord Jesus Christ is utterly romantic, not something to be dreaded or endured.
Humility In Confession Playing The Blame Game with God during Confession isn't going to work. Our confession is humble when we accuse ourselves for making wrong choices, not accusing others or the circumstances which we believe drove us to it.
This Is A Day Of Good News! Nowhere in Scripture are we taught to keep what we've been blessed with to ourselves. Everything that has been entrusted to us must be shared with others, that God may be glorified and man's physical and spiritual needs might be met. To give to Christ anything less than this is to serve Him on our own terms, not on His.
Starving At The Banquet A few brief words concerning Catholics who leave the Catholic Church because they are not "being fed..."
Prepare Your Minds For Action! Where the mind goes, the man will follow! To the extent that our hearts and minds are focused on things above where Christ is seated at God's right hand is to the extent we'll be ready to meet Him when He comes.
The Peace Factor We need to pay attention to what I call the Peace Factor. Any time we do not have the peace of Christ overflowing in our hearts, this is a telltale sign that something in our lives is causing our soul to be disconnected with its Creator. Something is not right.
Doing The Will Of God Peace and joy do not come by packing up and relocating from situation to situation every time the going gets rough and clouds begin to form. Peace and joy come by yielding to God's will moment by moment in the midst of those difficult circumstances.
Making A Good Confession I was terrified. My hands were as cold as ice. What was the priest going to say when I told him that I had not been to Confession in over 30 years?
Sowing In Tears Most of the sheaves that we enjoy in the Church are the result of precious seed that was sown in tears down through the ages. Are we willing to join ourselves to this noble rank of servants who had the courage to sow while they wept, or are we still waiting for the clouds to part and the sun to shine in our individual lives before we pick up our seed and sow?
When The Winds Of Death Hit None of us like to think about the day of our death. Satan knows this, and he uses it to his advantage. If he can keep us from thinking about eternity, then he is also keeping us from preparing for it as well.
Satan's Greatest Lie! While this message pertains to all Christians the world over, it is the Christians who reside in the United States of America whom the Spirit has moved upon my heart to address.
Withholding Good From Others There are many ways in which we can be guilty of withholding good from others when it is in our power to give that which is needed.
A Seeking Heart Is A Happy Heart Many people are empty and suffer from depression because their lives are centered on self and the things of this world instead of knowing God, loving God, and serving God.
A Tale Of Two Shepherds Whether we want to accept this truth or not, there are two shepherds that all mankind follows. Man is following Christ, the Good Shepherd, or Satan, the Dark Shepherd. There is no in between.
Single For Christ Single people are called by God to use the time and resources that they've been given to serve Him and His Kingdom, not themselves.
The Church's True Mission There seems to be an unspoken misunderstanding today among a certain element within the Catholic Church regarding the Church's mission on earth.
Prayer: The Main Ingredient One person in love with Christ can do more for His Kingdom than 100 million people who only love Him with half a heart.
The Neglected Sacrament The Sacrament of Reconciliation went into a sharp decline after the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s. And yet, in the 1950s, Confession was a major part of people's Saturday afternoons.
Developing Roots If we want to survive and overcome all that comes to us in this life, it is imperative that we develop and maintain strong, spiritual roots.
Developing A Listening Ear If we are not daily plugging in to the Spirit, we will not have the mind of the Spirit, nor will we recognize His voice when He speaks.
In Search Of Wisdom The way in which we spend our spare time is a direct reflection of just how hungry we are for the things of God.
Acting On The Word We don't go to Mass simply to listen to the Word. It is required that we then go out and put into practice that which has been proclaimed.