WELCOME YOUR GUEST And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for… Continue reading Jesus is Coming: Welcome Your Guest
SET THE TABLE Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the… Continue reading Jesus is Coming: Set the Table
PREPARE THE FOOD I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them,… Continue reading Jesus is Coming: Prepare the Food
One of my favorite songs in the Easter season is, “Were you there?” It is sung with faith and often tears in my eyes. It is a time of repentance followed by a joyous Easter Sunday celebration. The Lenten season is like a spring cleaning for our soul; out with sin to give room &… Continue reading Jesus is Coming!
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” (Isaiah 49:15) Labor Day wasn’t that long ago and I sit here wondering how many of you readers celebrated Labor Day as a day of rest? I… Continue reading A Labor of Love
Dear Body of Christ, The Lord Jesus spoke this word to me the other day. Jesus said, “When I stood before my Father, I had nail prints on my hands, nail prints on my feet, the wound marks from the crown of thorns on my head, but I had no scars on my heart. I… Continue reading Dear Body of Christ
In 2006 my father-in-law, William F. Mongan, who was affectionately called Bill, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Despite being 82 years old, the family was devastated. It came on the coat-tails of Bill losing his beloved wife, Fran, who he adored. During her battle with ovarian cancer, Bill willingly took on the role… Continue reading Treasure the Moments