Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Luke

In Conversation With God

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In Conversation With God

THE CONVERSATION Me: Jesus, can we talk? Jesus: Sure, we can talk anytime. What's up? Me: What's up? What's up? Today's Gospel is "what's up." I can't make heads or tails of the whole thing. Just when I think I know You, everything changes! Jesus: What? What did I say? Me: Okay look, over and over I have been told things like Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the Devil is the author of division. Every "You" lover shouts "peace!" Heck, sorry, I've even heard You say things like, "blessed are the peace makers." Then there are the songs,...

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A New Ark of the Covenant

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A New Ark of the Covenant

Luke 1:39-56 The new ark, house of gold, With haste unto the hills. To kinswoman, barren, now with child, Holy Spirit filled. Simple greeting brings the grace, A new David dances unconcerned. Elizabeth filled exclaims aloud, Blessed be thy womb. How can this be? Why me this grace? The mother of my Lord? On such familiar face! Too good to me, Is the Lord above, The fulfillment of the promise, In one I dearly love. Enmity, enmity, Garden, serpent, Eve. The crushing of his head, Does now begin with thee. Magnify the Lord, Chosen handmaid, fair. His mercy now and...

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Every Light in the House

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Every Light in the House

Luke 12:32-48 I’m probably dating myself but there’s a country song by Trace Adkins I used to love to sing that pops into my head whenever I read a Gospel passage like this. Lucky for you, I’ll simply list the chorus lyrics here rather than sing it: “Every light in the house is onThe backyard's bright as the crack of dawnThe front walk looks like runway lightsIt's kinda like noon in the dead of nightEvery light in the house is onJust in case you ever do get tired of being goneEvery light in the house is on.” How many of...

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The Feast of the Transfiguration - Go for the Glow

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The Feast of the Transfiguration - Go for the Glow

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration.  In this video meditation we take a look at who is transfigured and how that affects us today. How to get better at prayer. Set a prayer appointment - Set a time on your calendar each day to meet and speak with God. Slowly increase your prayer time. - Don't jump in with an hour right from the get-go.  Build up your "tolerance" so to speak. Commit - to praying and slowly increasing your prayer time for 30 days.  Mark off the days on your calendar.  If you miss a day, jump right back...

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You can't take it with you!

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You can't take it with you!

Luke 12: 13-21 On a recent trip the grocery store my youngest son found some little car or trinket that he just had to have.  On a previous trip he had spent his money on gum and so didn't have any money at this time.  I refused to buy it for him.  Needless to say, he was miserable the for the rest of the trip and much of the afternoon as he stewed over his "loss". How is it that 25 cents worth of plastic and tin, that my son had no idea existed seconds before finding it, could make...

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