For some, it is the outer edge of folly, and for others, it is the transcendent hope of our souls that God came down appeared and took on flesh and became one of us. The enchantment of Christmas is the acknowledgment that the “Christ” child is “Immanuel” God with us. At the moment of creation, the triune God proclaims, “Let us make man and woman in our image and likeness.” In Romans, the apostle Paul highlights the resurrection power which… Read more

Much of the suffering we experience is the result of trying to cling and hold onto our life that is passing away. Jesus knew when we focus our attention only on the here and now there is little hope of finding peace in the turbulence of the storms we encounter. He taught we must turn loose of our life to discover eternal life in Him for nothing in this world is permanent and lasting. Jesus suffered and died to reveal… Read more

1 Corinthians 15:20 “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” One of the mysteries the apostle Paul writes about in the New Testament is the spiritual transformation in our heart that unfolds with the realization we are divine partakers of the nature of the resurrected Christ, we are the first fruits of a new kingdom and humanity. Christ opens our eyes to see a new realm of being, being alive… Read more

The quest to answer “Who am I?” is shrouded in mystery for it is a search to find the essence of our being and personal identity.  Beyond the story-lines of our pasts, the heartbreaks and the triumphs in our lives Christianity and other spiritual traditions endeavor to explain and resolve the reason and purpose for our existence by answering the question “Who am I?” Through thousands of years of history, we understand there is no conclusive answer for the incredible… Read more

The Holy Spirit whispers the Word of Life to us in the wasteland of our swirling thoughts and the fears which engulf our hearts. Jesus softly cries out for us to hear and be in touch with Him as He accompanies us out of spiritual darkness into the marvelous light of God’s love and grace. Listen to the word of Christ in the silence that takes away the troubling and anxious thoughts that immerse your mind. Let the words of… Read more

We all struggle with the feeling of being isolated and detached from everything around us on various occasions in our lives. There is the cosmic loneliness of being on a sphere spinning and traveling through space at the blinding speed of six hundred miles per second. There are also the troubling thoughts we have about our insignificance when we compare ourselves to the indescribable vastness of the universe. There is an old adage spoken to friends and loved ones alike… Read more

One day my eyes opened, and I saw God everywhere I looked. When I say everywhere, I mean in every intricate detail of my life experience. On that day, I caught a glimpse beyond the physical world of flesh and blood into the glory of God who is the creating and sustaining Source of all that is. I saw with spiritual eyes the One who created everything before and beyond the limitations of time. I captured in a moment the… Read more

The silence centers my innermost being on making a home in my heart for the presence of God. It is in the stillness I find I am alive with the awareness of the self-sacrificing love that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have for me. Silence is the sacred space where the Holy Spirit joins our heart in communion with the resurrected Christ and living God. Christ lingers in the silence of our heart and encourages us with an invitation… Read more

  The Holy Spirit waits for us to release and let go of the distractions that hinder us from centering our hearts on Christ. Even though we fathom the Kingdom of God is always present, we must make the time to be still so we can contemplate and reflect consciously in our minds on that promise. It demands a spiritual discipline within us and a desire to practice the presence of God by mindfully seeking moment by moment that reality…. Read more

Surely God is in this Place, and I didn’t even know it Jacob laments after waking up after a night of intense struggle. In every moment everywhere and in every aspect of life God is closer than we can ever imagine or contemplate. Even in our darkest hours, in our suffering and pain when all seems hopeless, Christ is upholding us in every aspect of life. The exalted Christ and the angels of glory surround and hover over us; in… Read more

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