Episode 337 – Our King

Unlike the kings and queens of today, our King doesn’t just sit on a distant throne. He leads us into battle against the devil from within our hearts. Our King doesn’t enter in glory surrounded by military guards but enters into our hearts with humility. Our King never leaves our side but invites us to…

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Life is a Journey

Tomorrow is the final day of our Daily Lenten Journey. Our readings from Genesis will soon be coming to an end leaving us with the vision of Moses and the Exodus. Before we get to the Exodus, we must first make the journey along with Israel and his family to Egypt. This journey, much like…

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Episode 336 – Don’t Worry about your Seat

Just days before Christ was to enter in Jerusalem, He shared with His disciples what was about to happen. Rather than feeling the blessing they had experienced with Christ, they were worried about what seats they were going to get in heaven. Christ teaches us through this story that we must stop worrying about what…

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No Regrets

Now that we are in the final days of Great Lent, I invite you to take a moment and look back on the past five weeks. Think back to the themes that Church has offered to us in order that we may prepare our soul to celebrate Pascha. Consider how you heard the advice from…

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Keeping the Proper Perspective

Today is the final Sunday of Great Lent, and the Church continues to teach us about Christian humility within the proper context. As Christ was preparing His Disciples to understand what was soon about to happen in Jerusalem, rather than acknowledging the great blessing they were receiving, they could only think about themselves. The Disciples…

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Jump for Joy

It happens all the time. I look out from the Holy Altar at the People of God, and wonder if anyone is even glad to be in Church. I first noticed this more than twenty years ago, when I was still a lay person, but it never fails. Based solely on the faces of those…

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Godly Obedience

To wrap up our theme this week about Godly passions, today I bring you attention to the reading from Genesis 22.1-18. It is the story of the Sacrifice of Abraham in which we learn what it means to have a sense of Godly obedience, and it won’t be the last time in the Holy Scriptures,…

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A Godly Purpose

It might seem unnecessary, especially for our Daily Lenten Journey, but what’s your purpose in life? Without realizing it, maybe, your purpose isn’t what you think it is even if you’re reading this blog. I hear it all the time. Parents think their purpose is to prepare their children to be adults. Teenagers think their purpose…

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A Godly Environment

No, I’m not talking about trees and clouds today, although that is an important topic. As part of our theme this week, I wanted to address the environment you establish around yourself for success. We hear it all the time. There are many sayings that begin with the words, “Surround yourself with…” If you want…

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A Godly Attitude

Our Daily Lenten Journey this year has been focusing on weekly themes. We have talked about serving others, we have talked about ‘going public’ with our faith, we have talked about taking up our cross, and this week we will focus on using our passions for Godly purposes. Yesterday I spoke about Godly Fear. Today we’ll…

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