Life is Not Always a Bed of Roses

Life is Not Always a Bed of Roses

Have you ever felt tired of everything that hasn’t been going your way?  Are you burned out at work? Have you felt alone? Lost? Helpless? Afraid? Lonely? Each day is a gift yet it comes with unexpected challenges and blessings. Being busy is the usual word we utter whenever we run from one task to another. A daily task that we must accomplish hasn’

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 3: Co-Sufferers

The Disciple’s Vocation, Part 3: Co-Sufferers

ישו הנצרי מלך היהודים Ο ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΙΟΥΔΑΙΩΝ ΟΥΤΟΣ REX IUDAEORUM HIC EST Three Languages, one message: This is the king of the Jews. In other words, what do you think of your king now? As John and the three Mary’s (Jesus’ Mother, her sister, and Mary Magdalene) watched the culmination of that most horrific day, they couldn’t help but think, “it wa

Would You Like to Be in A Mountain?

Would You Like to Be in A Mountain?

Living in a rugged rural area offers me the privilege of beholding hills and mountains of diverse heights and shapes. Behind the buildings where I currently work, mountains stand lofty and steep.  These verdant and tall mountains surround the campus at a distance. In fact, our site is located at the foot of a mountain. At a yet, farther expanse bey

The Art of Suffering for Christ: Reflections on 1 Peter

The Art of Suffering for Christ: Reflections on 1 Peter

“God wants me to be happy.” Have you heard that before? Have you said that before? A growing discontent, resident in more modern pop-culture Christianity, seems more willing to “justify” engaging in ethical and intellectual immorality with the rationalism of “happiness.” But the question needs to be asked: “To what end?” What is the end-game or end