The Bite Without Venom
Pain and suffering will come but not overtake us.
Legend of the Pelican – Why It Matters Today
A Christian legend that I am always drawn to is the legend of the pelican. The legend states that when the pelican chicks were starving, the mother pelican would peck at herself in order to feed her young. This symbol for Christians represents the love of Christ, who died for each of us. By His…
God Always Goes the Extra Mile
In the Bible we read of many healing miracles from Christ and the apostles. Recently, one passage in particular has impacted me. In Mark 7:31-37 Jesus goes into the district of Decapolis. Here people bring to Jesus a deaf man with a speech impediment hoping for a healing. Jesus takes the man away, touched his…
Feelings and Truth
At the start of a half marathon you feel good. The wind is pushing you forward. The sweat has yet to start dripping down your face. The sun is out. Yet, a few miles in things start to feel different. Your breathing quickens. You feel a small side cramp that seems to grow larger each…
You Are Capable
On Thanksgiving morning, I woke up to rain. Not the little sprinkle type, but the cats and dogs type. I had a virtual half marathon to run. Maybe I could run it on the apartment treadmill? Nope. They clean the gym every 45 minutes. So, I tied my sneakers tight. Put my iPhone in a…
Love Through The Chaos
I think it is safe to say that 2020 has been a year of chaos in many respects. Uncertainty has lingered through the air for most of the year. We are running from a virus that we cannot see, yet its effects are devastating. We have all been impacted this year. Some of us have…
You Are Flammable
It is both a terrifying reality and a wondrous opportunity when we come to know that we are flammable. Everyday we have the capability of burning with love and kindness or with destruction and hate. We can choose to carry a fire that spreads ferociously into the hearts of those we love. This flame eradicates…
When is their surgery?
Lately, I have been on my surgery rotation for medical school. This is a unique rotation because I am given the opportunity to observe many different procedures. Sometimes I can even “scrub in”, which is medical jargon for assisting the surgeon. At the start of my day, I go to the locker room and don…
The Organist with One Arm
This morning I was sitting in Church when the music started. This means that the priest is coming into the Church and the Mass is starting. I never usually notice the music. It provides a beautiful backdrop to the worship, but because it does not change much it is not something my mind wanders towards.…
The mind spins, the cross stands firm.
The Carthusian religious order’s motto goes something like this… As the world spins, the cross stands firm. Today I am going to change it up a bit. As your mind spins, the cross stands firm. When everything does not make sense. When you feel like the word confused doesn’t even do it justice. When you…