Monthly Archive: February, 2015

First Steps

First steps are always the most important. They may not seem significant but taking that first step is a commitment to follow a path toward either a certain or uncertain future. Lives will… Continue reading

Pope Leo I and the Council of Chalcedon

The eternal city of Rome had once been the heart and soul of a great empire which straddled the known world. By the middle of the 5th century, though still the center of… Continue reading


At the beginning of each season I choose a theme to be the foundation of my messages. These themes are developed through prayer and seeking God’s plans for His churches under my care.… Continue reading


There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. ‘Well,’ she said, ‘I think I’ll braid my hair… Continue reading

A Time for Everything

During the heart of winter as temperatures drop and the winds blow cold, I begin to contemplate the return of spring. My activities include preparing my fishing gear, purveying garden catalogs and planning… Continue reading

Led by the Spirit into the Wilderness

After the time of the Apostles some of the most faithful followers of the new faith were known as the “Desert Fathers”. Most lived in Egypt and sought the solitude of the desert… Continue reading