Interdependence Day

We are just coming off a federal holiday in the United States, Independence Day, or Fourth of July. We recognize the founding fathers who, through their efforts composed and adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and … Continue reading Interdependence Day

Leave a Message at the Sound of the Tone

One of the most important things we do is leave messages. We call and leave a message, we send an email message, we text message and we communicate messages on social media. We may even have prepared an elevator speech in the event we have an opportunity to pique enough interest to follow up in more … Continue reading Leave a Message at the Sound of the Tone

Personal Communion: You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

It’s true with just about everything. Money. Love. Education. Personal Communion. Wait, personal communion? During this Easter Season, we have an opportunity to dig deeper into the meaning of faith. We begin with the reflection on The Road to Emmaus. In a recent post, I mentioned the term "companion" and it’s Latin meaning, "with bread." … Continue reading Personal Communion: You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

The Truth Will Set You Free

"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32 In today’s Gospel reading Jesus tells the Jews who believe in him a simple formula for success. It is so simple, however, that it can almost seem impossible … Continue reading The Truth Will Set You Free

Secret Ambition

I recall the summer of 1980 when I went to stay with my Grandparents for six weeks. They had a 10-unit apartment building on the Intracoastal in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a very prominent area of town. My plan was to work for my grandfather painting, doing yardwork and basic upkeep. I had calculated the amount … Continue reading Secret Ambition

Coming Full Circle

Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. (Joel 2:1-4) Once again, today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Today and usually all Fridays during Lent we are asked to pray, … Continue reading Coming Full Circle

Rooted in Faith

A Post by Steve Botsford "So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith." Mark 6:6 Every day we are presented with opportunities to question and think critically. It may be a … Continue reading Rooted in Faith