For to You Has Been Granted

Julian of Norwich was an anchoress (a person who has dedicated her life to God) and mystic who lived in the 14th century. When she was thirty, she became ill and thought she would die. During her illness, she received sixteen revelations or “showings” and later would write about these in her Showings.   AllContinue reading “For to You Has Been Granted”

You Did It to Me

One of my grandchildren recently developed a serious, but treatable, health condition. Suddenly, I found myself experiencing all the same feelings of apprehension and anxiety that I had for my children when they were young and encountered trouble. Not only was I hurting for my grandchild, but I felt the stress that my daughter mustContinue reading “You Did It to Me”

Living with Joy

In the past, when I read the Parable of the Sower (Matt. 13:1-8), I always thought of the final part of the story, where fruit is produced a hundred, sixty, or thirtyfold, as the result of sowing seed on rich soil. And so it is. But, in addition to this explicit meaning, it also impliesContinue reading “Living with Joy”

Life-Altering Fallacies and How You Can Avoid Them: Self-Esteem (Part 2)

Taking A Different Approach Non-believers often express dissatisfaction with Christianity because they see it as a system of oppressive rules and a crutch to use when facing life’s difficulties. In my estimation, they routinely fail to see how the Christian faith leads to mental and spiritual healing and health. Although my discussion is brief, IContinue reading “Life-Altering Fallacies and How You Can Avoid Them: Self-Esteem (Part 2)”