Dear Parishioners and Friends, If anyone asks about your faith, your first words can point directly to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. To live is Christ! (Phil. 1:21) But once that's established, they may want to know something about the kind of church to which you belong. Do you have an … [Read more...] about What we’re about
My God, when my worries seem insurmountable, what I have to do, unbearable, I have nothing to fear. I have only to commit myself unto your grace, to abandon myself to your will. What can I seek but you, my Lord? Why should I put so much trust in the world as to worry about it so much? You are my … [Read more...] about Comfort me in my weakness
Oh my Lord, what food do I need but yours which is spiritual, what sleep do I need but your heavenly restful peace? You give me everything, yet I have forsaken you. I come before you, sinful and wretched. Give me your Spirit. Give me your courage, and your grace, and your peace. What trust do we … [Read more...] about Help me to seek only you
Heavenly Father, Oh, how could I ever forget you and reject your mercy and help. No matter how hard I push, how hurried and anxious I am, no matter how late I stay awake, all is in vain without you, O God. Deliver me from such deprivation of your Spirit. May I always seek you, may I never rush ahead … [Read more...] about Peace that is not of this world.
My Lord, help me to discern you will for my life. I come before you, wretched and pitiful. This world, I will leave. It is not my home. I look forward to that joyous day when I will be united with you. I am yours, God, I am your instrument, here on earth. I desire, Lord, to reject the worldly things … [Read more...] about “This world, I will leave.”
“I paint from life, subject matter is limited, and I must find depth and dignity within the things around me, the humble and the common. A tree is something so simple, but it is also a mystery, like all life. When a single leaf dies, something has died more intricate than anything humanity has … [Read more...] about “My shift is over.”