Category Archives: Be Not Afraid

Fruits of the Spirit: Peace

News was coming from all sides, and none of it was good. My mother – breast cancer. Father-in-law – inoperable intestinal cancer. Daughter’s boyfriend – cancer. Leukemia finally took my cousin much too early. Yet in the midst of the … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Faith, Holy Spirit | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding

I have a family member who is not a big fan of religion or even God for that matter. Discussions about faith are always treacherous and any reasonable facts or concepts are not going to get through. Needless to say, … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, evangelization, Faith, forgiveness, Love | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Study Time

I’m am really looking forward to starting up a new Bible study for the fall. It’s such a great way to get into the word of God and build community. I can read on my own, and I can study … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Bible Study, Faith | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Going incognito?

  I was in the airport last week, and in the course of my travels, I saw two priests, fully dressed in their clerics, and two nuns in full-length brown habits. There was no missing them, and I have to … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Faith, hope | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What armor are you using?

A couple years ago, I did a study by Priscilla Shirer called The Armor of God. It was a great study, but something about it just rubbed me completely wrong. I would listen to the video and everything about me … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Faith, hope | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Should I stay or should I go?

It’s Labor Day and summer is over. I’ll be moving back into my regular schedule of posts, and putting away the Music Mondays and Fun Fridays. Unfortunately, I think that it is none to soon. I think this sex abuse … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Faith, hope | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Making the Hard Choices

I have a daughter who is horrible at making decisions. Everyone loves her because she is honestly happy with whatever they decide. What movie should we see? They’re both great. What to eat for dinner? Everything is delicious. It’s great. … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Faith, hope | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Scandal

  More than likely you have heard about the latest in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. 300 priests accused of horrible sexual abuse. Bishops covering up, moving, and hiding, rather than disciplining and demanding accountability. And I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Faith, hope | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Enough

How often do we feel like we don’t have enough? Jesus asks so much of us and we have very little to give? I don’t have the right degree, the confidence, the skills, the ______________ (fill in whatever else you … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, evangelization, Faith, hope | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music Monday: Hungry (Falling on my Knees)

I didn’t realize that the title of this song was “Hungry,” although I see why it’s named that way. This longing, this desire for God, this need to be filled by Jesus is a hunger that we are all searching … Continue reading

Posted in Be Not Afraid, Faith, Love, Music Monday, prayer | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment