Initially, when I first became a Christian and got into ministry, my thought was that God existed to make my life better and to take me to Heaven.  Now I realize that it is not about me at all.  It is all about God and that He did this to display His plan to restore

One great reason why the rich in general have so little sympathy for the poor is because they so seldom visit them.  Hence it is that one part of the world does not know what the other suffers.  Many of them do not know, because they do not care to know:  they keep out of

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. — Thomas Merton   Good Christian liturgy is friendship in action, love taking thought, the covenant relationship between God and his people not simply discovered and celebrated like the sudden meeting of friends, exciting and worthwhile though that is, but thought through

At the back of our brains, so to speak, there was a forgotten blaze or burst of astonishment at our own existence.  The object of the artistic and spiritual life was to dig for this submerged sunrise of wonder.    — G.K. Chesterton   — Salvador Dali, Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid, 1963.  

Students Who Pray

Thursday, 03 September 2015 by

One of the hardest things for any youth who spends a life-changing week at a church camp or conference is returning back to the unchanged routine of life.  To help our students through the highs and lows of this summer, we walked them through an understanding of their experience and identified it to be rooted