Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Lenten Double Duty

Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Lenten Double Duty.

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Beth Moore-Jesus Sighed

She is right, Jesus knows what pain is.  He died on the cross for us.  He was beathen to death, that had to hurt.  I can’t imagine how bad that hurt.  Everytime one of us hurts, he hurts.  Everytime one of his creations hurt, he hurts.  You don’t know how much he relates to us.  It has to be an awful lot for him to die on the cross for our sins.  He has to love us more than we will ever know.

2/26/15 Verse of the Day

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Having a loving God who is Eternal, a Rock of stability in a “topsy turvy” world, is really something to shout about. So much of what we get excited about in our world today is just a fleeting victory, a vicarious sporting thrill, or personality worship. But in God, we have something to truly sing about with joy. He has known us since our conception, he has loved us from before the foundation of the world, he has sent his Son to save us, and he will bring us home to himself! No quiet song will do today. Let’s sing with joy and shout out loud to the LORD!

My Prayer…

Hallelujah, LORD God, you have brought your salvation down to me! You have blessed me with your grace, comforted me with your love, and renewed me with your Spirit. My life overflows with the abundance of your many rich blessings. I praise you with my heart. I praise you with my thoughts. I praise you with my words. I praise you with my hands. I praise you with all that I am. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.

Inspirational illustration of Psalm 95:1

Feb 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: Seek and Trust

Feb 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: Seek and Trust.

Ask and you shall receive.  Knock and the door will be open.  You have to be willing and ready to receive Christ in your heart and be ready to do his will not your will.  He will give you grace if you go to him after being away.  He will almost throw you a party.  Such as this bible story.    http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/the-prodigal-son-bible-story-summary-analysis-and-themes/.  Don’t be afraid to come to him if you have been away for a long time.  Having faith is better than not having faith at all.  Your Brother in Christ, Jon.

Open door policy

Have you ever had things go so wrong that you wish you could do them over?  That’s when I try to seek out people who are stronger than me, that know more than myself.  You know the saying “you have to put people in your circle that are smarter than you”.  So when you are the weakest link in any job, they can sometimes bring you up.  The hardest part of that is knowing when and how to ask for help.  You have to share everything you know and you may not think it is important, however it is.    However big or small it is, you have to be open to sharing or they don’t know what you are thinking, or how to do a project for you.  This is really easy to do if you are the boss, but if you are not the boss you just get thrown in to a circle and have to learn to adjust.  I assume many people who I am talking to this is the case.  Don’t be afraid to seek counseling if you need it.  Sometimes counseling can be the best thing you can do  for yourself.  Just talking it out to another person helps.  You can talk it our to your spouse, children, or friends.  They may not understand it, but I am sure the counselor won’t either.  The counselor may give you ideas, but you have to choose what ideas you use.  It’s up to you anyways.  Your friend, Jon.

2/25/15 Verse of the Day

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

Songs can stir us up or they can bring us comfort. Songs can take us back to a special time, or songs can give us hope for things to come. Unfortunately, we usually leave the words and the music of our songs only for someone else to write, never taking time to write our own “new song.” But today, why not make up your own new song of praise and thanks to God. It doesn’t have to be great, just heartfelt and offered to the Father from whom all joyful songs come.

My Prayer…

Father God, thank you for the gift of song. Please receive my song of thanks and praise from a heart you have filled with your delight. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.

Inspirational illustration of Psalm 98:1