August 18, 2019

The Bible reminds us to “encourage each other daily” (Hebrews 3:13), but it’s easy to get so wrapped up in our own problems that we just don’t do it. It takes a great deal of effort to reach out and encourage someone, especially when you’re struggling yourself. With that in mind, I’d like to share a few emails that I’ve received in the past few weeks. Your comments both touch and inspire me… Hi Gary – I wanted to say thanks… Read more

August 17, 2019

As evidenced by the life of Jesus, not everyone wants to hear the Good News. Therefore, it should come as no surprise when we encounter resistance as we attempt to share the Gospel. Even though it may be challenging at times, the Lord is counting on us to spread His message. So, what can we do? This week on The Gary Zimak Show, I discussed the Mass Readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The message is a tough one,… Read more

August 16, 2019

This morning, on my monthly segment on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air Show, I reflected on the August 16 meditation from my book – Stop Worrying and Start Living. Here’s an excerpt… “Do not labor for food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal.” (John 6:27) There is no doubt in my mind that if hundred-dollar bills were… Read more

August 15, 2019

When Jesus told us to “ask and we will receive”, he didn’t specify that any particular thing was off limits. Yet, there are some things we don’t feel comfortable praying for. I’ve known people who refused to pray for relief from suffering or for God’s will to be done, but Jesus prayed for both of these things (Matthew 26:39) on the night before he died. Some people don’t feel right praying for themselves, but Jabez did just that (1 Chronicles… Read more

August 14, 2019

Being in full time ministry for several years has given me many opportunities to trust in God’s providence. I’m not saying I always did a great job trusting, but the opportunities are definitely there. If you’re worried about paying your bills, don’t forget to pray about the situation. In no way are you being greedy or irresponsible if you ask the Lord to help you pay your rent. There’s also a Bible verse I’d like to share with you. It… Read more

August 13, 2019

We all know that the Lord will one day return in glory, right? Because it hasn’t happened in two thousand years, however, we tend to think that it won’t occur for a long time. As a result, we tend to get distracted and focus on “more important” things like having a good time or worrying about our problems. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, I looked at the importance of being ready for that meeting with Jesus.  Even if… Read more

August 12, 2019

Mass had barely started this morning when something blew me away. In the Collect (which concludes the Introductory Rite of the Mass), I was reminded of a very important fact. It’s something so powerful that, if better understood, would make it almost impossible for us to worry about anything… Almighty ever-living God, whom taught by the Holy Spirit,we dare to call our Father, bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters,… Read more

August 10, 2019

You remember the story of the storm at sea, right? The disciples were in a boat with Jesus on the Sea of Galilee when a fierce storm popped up (Mark 4:34-41) out of nowhere. Thinking that they were going to die, they freaked out while Jesus slept. Eventually they woke Jesus and accused him of not caring if they drowned. “Why Are You Afraid?” After waking up and calming the sea, Jesus asked them why they were afraid. Is he… Read more

August 8, 2019

Any fisherman will tell you that it’s impossible to walk on water. Yet, when Peter saw Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:25), he decided that he wanted to give it a try. After verifying that it was truly Jesus, the trusting apostle climbed out of the boat and actually began to walk on the water! The miracle lasted until he took his eyes off Jesus and focused on the storm. Beginning to sink, Peter cried out for… Read more

August 7, 2019

Earlier today on my weekly Stop Worrying and Start Living segment on The Son Rise Morning Show, I shared a little known Bible passage from the prophet Habakkuk. He shares the secret for finding joy, even in the midst of turmoil: For though the fig tree does not blossom, and no fruit appears on the vine, Though the yield of the olive fails and the terraces produce no nourishment, Though the flocks disappear from the fold and there is no herd in the stalls, Yet I will… Read more

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