Paul tells us to rejoice always, but how can we do that, especially in the midst of these challenging times? Here is my answer to that question, using Paul's teachings from his Letter to the Philippians.
As I read through the Bible this year, I am writing a nonet poem for each of its sixty-six books. Here are my nonets for the thirteen canonical letters of Paul.
Thomas Merton once said that "the highest freedom is found in obedience to God." What did he mean? I reflect on that here as we get ready to celebrate Independence Day.
Hearts Made Full: My Sermon on Philippians 2:5-11, preached on Palm Sunday.
"Pray, and let God worry." - Martin Luther
From his prison cell, Paul reminds us that we can rejoice always because we can always rejoice in the Lord. Here is my sermon on Philippians 4:4-7.
What we think about matters to God, and it should matter to us. Here is a brief reflection on the importance of watching our thoughts and guarding our hearts.
Pondering similarities between life's anxieties and the ocean's rip currents, and how our faith can offer us peace in these anxious times.
Here are the prayers for Wednesday morning, from my booklet of weekly prayers, "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."
What does it mean to lead a worthy life? My recent re-reading of Paul's New Testament letters led me to ponder that question. Here are my thoughts.