Easter Judgments: Welcoming All in Christ The Woman at the Well: Thirsting for Truth

No matter who we are, we all make judgments. No one is immune. Unfortunately, some judgments are necessary in the world we live in... MOST are not. I cannot tell you how many times my family judged my sister Angela, especially on holidays such as Easter. Every single get together, without fail, Angela would be late. When she finally would show up, kids in tow, we would usually make some sort of snarky comment or joke. Being from an extremely dry humored family, Angela took this with all the grace in the world. She also knew, however, how to give it right back to us. I remember there were many times in which my sister would make fun of me, put me down, or make sure to make herself appear

OF COURSE God Gives You More Than You Can Handle! The Woman at the Well: Thirsting for Truth

A popular saying is “God won’t give you anything you can’t handle.” Of course He does! He asks any number of things of us that we can’t do EXCEPT with HIS help and grace. This doesn’t mean we should start looking for impossible feats to accomplish. Nor does it mean that we should say “Yes” to every seemingly impossible opportunity that comes our way. Sometimes God puts limits or closed doors in our path to teach and guide us. But it does mean that when He wants us to do something we don’t think we can do, instead of... telling Him all the reasons we can’t, or waiting to feel like we have the strength and the ability... we should rather... just take the next step, put one foot in front of the

Anxious for Nothing. The Woman at the Well: Thirsting for Truth

The Prayer of St. Francis Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring your love. Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord, And where there's doubt, true faith in you. Make me a channel of your peace. Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope. Where there is darkness only light, And where there's sadness ever joy. We have heard that prayer and song so often. Like so many things that we hear so often, perhaps we have stopped actually thinking about what the words really mean. But the most wonderful thing about a prayer is, even if we have heard it 1,000 times, it can still have new meaning in our life, depending on where we are in our life. This prayer c

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