If you did not know my mom, the eulogy I delivered may not make a lot of sense; but some of it will. What you should know is that How Are Things in Glocca Morra? was my mom’s “theme song,” as so many know. My mom had a wonderful voice and she sang Glocca Morra with such passion. She has now arrived in her Glocca Morra—heaven.
Here is the letter to my mom that I read as her eulogy… Continue reading
Boy, am I struggling with several facets of my life, starting with an ailing mom. It’s times like these, when the seas are really rough, that I need to double down on my prayer time. The problem is that Continue reading
First, I know that heaven exists. How? Aside from our promise from God for eternal life, I have had too many brushes with heaven in my life. I have heard nurses, including my wife, talk about patients who Continue reading
Here is a must read story from Newsweek—Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife. I highly recommend you read it, especially if you question “what’s next” after this brief life.
I’ll let the story speak for itself and will simply end with this thought…
Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Jesus not only acknowledged the reality of the devil but he painted this picture of him…
“He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44
Here’s a new flash for you: Continue reading
Think. What’s the one word that fully describes God. All-powerful? Infinite? Everything?
Love. As John says, “God is Love.” (1 John 4:16) God is all-powerful, infinite, and everything in one being. But the essence of God is love. It’s that simple.
As John goes on to say in 4:16, “Those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.” And remember what Jesus said before his death for us, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
Love. Just a simple, but powerfully infinite thought for the day. Enjoy!
“God, what do you think I should do? It is the one question that has almost completely disappeared from the dialog of modern men and modern women. And it is for that sole reason that so many men and so many women lead lives of quiet desperation and animosity. If we think we can lead the lives of happiness we’re hoping for without asking that question and honestly seeking the answer to it, then we are absolutely kidding ourselves.” Matthew Kelly, in a speech at the Orange County Catholic Prayer Breakfast
From In the Company of Prayer