Archive | Uncategorized RSS feed for this section

“…God is like Scotch tape. You can’t see Him…. But you know He’s there…”

FIFTH GRADE ASSIGNMENT  A 5th grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in different ways to communicate ideas about God.  Here are some of the results: 1) God is like Bayer Aspirin.  He works miracles. 2) God is like a Ford. […]

Read full story 2 Comments

“…I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them…”

Repentance to Bring Blessing Hosea 14: 2-9 – Return, Israel, to the Lord your God.  Your sins have been your downfall!  Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him:  “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.  Assyria cannot save us; we will […]

Read full story 0 Comments

“…Dear Lord, help us to be WORTHY of Your Kingdom…”

The Fulfillment of the Law Matthew 5:17-19 – “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will […]

Read full story 0 Comments

“…Lord, in your great generosity, heal my sickness, wash away my defilement, enlighten my blindness, and enrich my poverty…”

Almighty and ever-living God, I approach the sacrament of your only-begotten Son Our Lord Jesus Christ, I come sick to the doctor of life, unclean to the fountain of mercy, blind to the radiance of eternal light, and poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth. Lord, in your great generosity, heal my […]

Read full story Comments are closed

“…An ‘unresolved’ relationship with God… will affect all other relationships, be it…home, work, or play…”

RECONCILIATION: The process of RECONCILIATION reminds me of having to take  ‘Milk-of-Magnesia’  …as a very young boy.  I’d do almost ANYTHING to avoid it.  We all have to contend with some sort of reconcilement, or fence-mending, from time-to-time.  A BASIC definition would be: to offer forgiveness, and to seek forgiveness. Rather… at the work place, […]

Read full story Comments are closed

“…John testified further, saying, ‘I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky and remain upon him….”

Dear Friends:  I am concluding the ‘story’ of the Birth of Christ, the Blessings in the Temple, and His Baptism by John the Baptizer.  I will resume my normal and regular daily postings, beginning tomorrow.  Thank you…cjlb…. 1/3/2018 Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 1:29-34. John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward […]

Read full story 0 Comments

“…Then he wrote, “His name is John.” Everyone was amazed…”

Luke 1:57-66 – John the Baptist Is Born The time came for Elizabeth to have her baby. She gave birth to a son.  Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had been very kind to her. They shared her joy.  On the eighth day, they came to have the child circumcised. They were going […]

Read full story 2 Comments

“…Many Blessings as we take a walk with Mary and Joseph leading up to the birth of the Child Jesus…”

Over the last several days, I have departed from my normal daily writings …. Because of the Christmas and Holiday Season.  I could NEVER substitute my own view of the ‘birth of Jesus’ for that of the Bible.  So… I am… simply… sharing the story leading up to The Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ… […]

Read full story Comments are closed

“…Being a “bit” DEMANDING has never left any permanent scars on anyone…”

CONFRONTATONAL:  When one is CONFRONTATIONAL, it is generally thought to be agonistic, assaultive… or quarrelsome manner.  Any of which would leave an undesirable impression.  I choose to use CONFRONTATIONAL… as more feisty, scrappy, chirpy, or DEMANDING.  I believe in a bit of “CONFRONTATIONAL” management style. I don’t believe in being RUDE… I do believe in […]

Read full story 0 Comments

“…I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this… same Golden Telephone… and…”

May I speak to God …please… A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the country.  He started by flying to San Francisco and started working east from there. He stopped at this very large church, he began taking photographs… and making notes.  He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and […]

Read full story 1 Comment