Five Keys to Authentic Community (Romans 16:1-16)

We all desperately need community. This hit me again with great force recently as I was watching the movie "The Count of Monte Cristo" starting James Caviezel as Edmond Dantes. Abbe Faria, aka the Priest, becomes a lifeline to the weary Dantes during his stay at the prison, Chateau d'if. Abbe is a great scholar … Continue reading Five Keys to Authentic Community (Romans 16:1-16)

Reflections to Cultivate Joy for Your Journey

Life need not be easy to be joyful. Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ. - William Van der Hoven The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy. - Sam Shoemaker When I think upon my God, my heart is so full of joy … Continue reading Reflections to Cultivate Joy for Your Journey