Finding My Peace

I have seen some pretty amazing fights break out during the time shortly after the death of a loved one–many times it involves who gets the stuff left behind.  It’s too bad, really!  I don’t know whether there will be much inheritance from my mother if she ever passes away.  At this point, I sometimes…

Finding My Vision

Vision has always been an issue for me.  For as long as I can remember, I have had strong glasses and “issues” with my physical sight.  My parents first had me tested when I was sitting inches away from the television.  I remember wearing prisms on my glasses because I had a “lazy” eye; but…

Finding My Mercy

I wonder if you have ever heard the expression, “You made your bed, now you have to lie in it.”  I think we use this message because we don’t want to have to deal with difficult situations.  In a way, it’s our twisted sense of justice.  If we thought about it, we could see ourselves…

Finding My Satisfaction

U2’s classic song repeats, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” We can relate to the rhythmic chorus because many of us often feel that way. Not only do we have a sense that we are not there yet, but often we are unsure of where we are going or even what we hope…

Finding My Inheritance

I teach the safety classes at my place of business.  One class gets more “smirks” than the other classes and I can understand why.  It’s called Active Shooter – it’s where we prepare for the unlikely event of a mass shooter invading our company.  We use the Department of Homeland Security model of “Run, Hide,…

Finding My Comfort

I always had a suspicion that the order of things mattered.  It seems significant that the first beatitude is about being poor in spirit.  I find great comfort that the Kingdom is for normal people and maybe the first step is realizing that we are accepted. I’m glad that Jesus put that one first.  However,…

Finding My Acceptance

I have always loved the Sermon on the Mount. At the urging of a friend, I slowed down and bit…this is what I found in the first Beatitude….