June 29, 2019

Why Am I So Miserable? How would you like to be filled with joy from the minute you wake up until it’s time to go to bed? Here’s some good news. You already are! When we are baptized, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us. And, as we’ve discussed before, joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the joy you’re looking for is already inside of you! I know what you’re thinking. If it’s there,… Read more

June 29, 2019

The idea of Jesus as the Good Shepherd who cares for his sheep can be very comforting, especially if you’re struggling to feel his presence. I blogged about it yesterday on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and I received many comments from those who were touched by the post. I discussed it in greater detail on this week’s episode of The Gary Zimak Show. Give it a listen (using the player below), especially if you’re feeling lost… Read more

June 27, 2019

Jesus Doesn’t Really Care About Me, Does He? From time to time, we all get the feeling that Jesus doesn’t care about us. We’ve heard the stories of his encounters with the sick and hopeless people in the Bible, but this is a different. We’re not Zacchaeus or Mary Magdalene and Jesus is no longer walking the face of the earth. Whether it’s because of an unanswered prayer or a feeling of hopelessness, we sometimes get the idea that Jesus… Read more

June 26, 2019

Helping others to break free from worry is the main focus of my writing and speaking ministry. I have struggled with anxiety for many years, but have experienced the healing power of Jesus Christ. As a result, I am passionate about sharing the “Good News” with my fellow worriers. With the Lord’s help, it is possible to live peacefully, even if you tend to be anxious like me. St. Paul: “Don’t Worry. Pray Instead!” In my parish missions, talks and… Read more

June 25, 2019

Looking For Happiness? Contrary to popular opinion, the things of the world will not make you happy. Sure, maybe an expensive meal or a new car will make you feel good for a while, but it won’t last. God is the only true, lasting source of happiness. Therefore, if you are looking for happiness, you better be seeking God. Unfortunately, you can’t chase after God and material things at the same time. Something has to give. You Can’t Have It… Read more

June 24, 2019

Do You Worry About Money? In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus made it clear that we shouldn’t worry about food, drink or clothing. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who goes to church or reads the Bible. What often gets missed, however, is the reason that he launched into this message in the first place. He had something specific in mind. And, while it may surprise you, it’s something you need to know. When we worry (especially… Read more

June 23, 2019

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, sometimes referred to as Corpus Christi. As a cradle Catholic and a bit of a control freak, however, I sometimes manage to take the Lord’s Real Presence for granted and fall into the trap of depending more on myself than on Jesus. Something clicked for me at Mass today. Listening to the gospel (Luke 9:11-17) reminded me of something I should have never forgotten. The Feeding Of… Read more

June 23, 2019

I have a confession to make. When I wake up in the morning, I’m not usually filled with joy and thanksgiving. Not even close! Fortunately, I learned a little trick that really helps me. When I start my day by opening the Bible and praying one of the Psalms, it helps me feel grateful and my joy level increases. One of my favorites is Psalm 100. It takes about two minutes to pray it slowly and thoughtfully. Try this when… Read more

June 21, 2019

Why Doesn’t God Answer Me? Sooner or later, every person who prays will ask this question. I have asked it many times and will do so in the future. The important thing to keep in mind, however, is that there is a right way and a wrong way to pose this question. If you ask properly, it will bring you great peace and draw you closer to the Lord. If you ask it incorrectly, it’s just going to make you… Read more

June 21, 2019

When seeking relief from suffering, many people will open up the Bible. That’s hardly a surprise. I do it all the time and it helps. How would you react if I told you that the Book of Job is one of my favorite “go to” resources for dealing with suffering? I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. Taken from my recent article 10 Lessons on Suffering From the Book of Job, here are some ways the Book of Job can… Read more

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