Be up to the Test!

Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, ‘You’d better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it.’ Then he…

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Ready to Grow in Holiness?

I know, big title. Don’t be afraid though. Read on. We think “holiness” is synonymous with perfection, and when we read or hear the word we can’t help but feel discouraged, understandably so. Immediately we…

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And I know that if I do this…

Beloved Creator… I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will…

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Fasting: Hardly a food thing.

I hope all of you are having a blessed Lenten season so far. I came across this writing from St. John Chrysostom which put fasting in a whole new light for me….

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Beyond the Epishower

A friend sent me this poem. I thought I’d share. Most of you have read about my occasional “epishowers” (epiphanies while in the shower), but this, this…I should be so lucky…

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Friday’s here!

“Family means too much, Friends are too valuable, And life is too short, To put-off sharing with people, How much they mean to you, And pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.”…

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