Ask God for Wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him - James 1:5 Image from Chicago Jewish News King Solomon asked (prayed) for wisdom to judge God's people. His request pleased God who said to him, "Because you have asked this …

Ridge

He liked to come to this spot and swim. It was secluded and just a half hour drive from his condo. It was a hot but cloudy day. The sun stayed behind the clouds most of the time. He had come here after leaving the gym. It was the last Saturday in January. He thought …

Jesus Delivers Us

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage  (Hebrews 2:14-16) We see that Jesus came to destroy the …

Be a Doer

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;  for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.   But he who looks into the perfect law …

Forgetting God?

Image by Verse Images "When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. "Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today,  lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have …

Father Moreilli Considers Leaving the Priesthood

Photo by cottonbro pexels.com It was December 26, Boxing Day in Canada and there in Italy, it was St. Stephen's Day, a national holiday. Father Morelli wondered what Genet was doing. How was she going to spend the day? After they had made love last night, they fell asleep in each other's arms. At four …

God’s Good News!

When you have good news, whom do you share it with? Family, friends, co-workers and, in some cases, church members? Who were told about the soon birth of the Messiah? The people of Nazareth, the city Joseph and Mary were from? No. As far as their community was concerned Joseph was the father. The religious …

Joseph’s Dilemma

Image by Pinterest When Joseph found out that Mary was with child, he being a just man and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son …

Mary’s Response to Gabriel’s Message

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are …

The Morellis Attend Christmas Mass

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It was Christmas Day and Father Morelli was giving the Mass. His sermon was on The Mystery and Goodness of God and the scripture verse he used was Genesis 3:15. "God fulfilled this promise and that is why we celebrate Him as God. It was His desire for us to …

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