Is Your Life In Focus?

We all know that we should love God with our while heart, yet it’s so easy to lose focus on God by the multitude of things our culture throws at us. We are constantly deluged with the idea that we can be happy if we purchase the next greatest thing that is being promoted. Advertisers […]

Homeless – Handout or Not??

I am sure all of you reading this have run into the situation where you are sitting comfortably in your car at a stoplight. You are singing along with the radio, thinking about what you are going to have for dinner or what you have to do at work and you are just happy being […]

Is Your Relationship with Jesus a One-Way Street?

Have you ever been in a relationship that seemed particularly one-sided? Maybe you’ve had a friend who got upset when you didn’t call, but never thought of calling you first. Perhaps you know someone who is clingy when they need you, but don’t have much time when you need them. Maybe your dinner invitations, phone […]

Priority One

From a very early age, we’ve been taught the importance of setting priorities, which is a learning process that serves us well into adulthood. As children, our parents insisted that we clean our rooms before we could play outside. As teenagers, homework had to be completed before we were permitted to go to the mall. […]

An Attitude of Gratitude: How to Live a Thankful Life

Let’s face it: our lives are busy.  Between working, taking the kids to school, cleaning the house, cooking dinners and walking the dog, it may seem like we hardly have enough time to breathe.  As such, it can become easy to take our blessings for granted; when traffic is bad and the little ones leave […]

Washing Dishes With Pope Francis

Our dishwasher bit the dust. First it wouldn’t drain, then it flooded and then it started making a LOT of noise. In dishwasher years, it has lived a long and happy life. The cost of the parts needed for repairs is more than half the cost of a new dishwasher, so it’s time for a […]

Blake Bortles of the UCF Football Team

Living in Central Florida, we’ve been following UCF (University of Central Florida) football this year. It was an amazing season, with lots of school records: The Knights finished 7-0 on the road for the first time in school history and were rated as one of the top 10 football teams. First wins over Big Ten […]

Learn to be content

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Most of us recognize and can quote this verse from Philippians 4:13. It is interesting to note that in Verse 11 of this chapter, St. Paul writes to the church at Philippi that he learned to be content. This is St. Paul, one of the […]

Are you Honest or Truthful?

Thirty or forty years ago if you had asked someone if they were honest or truthful, they would have looked at you as if you had two heads. Back then there was no discernable difference between the two. However today, our attitudes have changed so much that people often manipulate their words and actions so […]

Honor Your Country

On April 25, 1976, Rick Monday was playing right field for the Chicago Cubs in a game between the Cubs and the LA Dodgers. William Thomas and his 11-year-old son, ran into the outfield and tried to set fire to an American flag. Monday, playing with the Cubs, dashed over and grabbed the flag to […]