The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.Galatians 5:6b (NIV) Faith expressing itself through love.  Faith — something we think of as so interior and personal and hidden in our hearts — works in a very practical way and wriggles itself into the outside world through love.  To serve one another, to bear with…

Why is the sky blue? (and other ultimate questions)

When a child asks, “Why is the sky blue?” or “Why does fire burn?” what do we usually do? Well, if we’re not in a hurry and tempted to brush aside their childish inquiries, chances are, we delve into some explanation of those phenomena rooted in the mechanics of the processes. The child asks “why”…

Unless you change…

I shared on my Facebook page last week that I have been feeling anxious lately. (Speaking of Facebook, if you happen to be there, feel free to “like” or “follow” my page...I sometimes share little thoughts there that don’t warrant an entire blog post of their own.) Anyway, about worry — God’s word has always…

Singing an Eternal Song

I cannot believe we have rolled over into the month of November already! November 1st has traditionally been a day that christians have set aside for remembering the communion we share with all the saints, especially those who have passed on to eternity already...that great cloud of witnesses cheering us on in our race of…