A Look Inside My Search

In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.

30 October 2008

What Will You Call Yourself?

I am often reminded by something Malcolm X said about name calling. He said something to the effect that "It isn't what someone calls you that matters, it's what you answer to." I've thought of that many times, especially when you know people are saying all sorts of things about you. And I have found strength in knowing that my response determines the impact. I believe many of us answer to a variety of things because we haven't defined ourselves. We seek to define self as a reflection of pop imagery. How does one define self? Whose reflection should we use? Only Christ can offer us our true reflection. Seek Christ in order to find out what you will call yourself. Do not let another define you. Whom you and Christ determine you to be, let what you call yourself be a reflection of that. Shout it from the mountain top. Mumble it in your sleep. And when you find that no one else understands, don't be afraid. Christ before you, in you and behind you will make it plain.

19 October 2008

What I meant was...

How often have we spoken those words when we realize that what came out of our mouth was not quite right? Today, I have tried to catch up on a variety of uncompleted work and found myself being sidetracked by a number of things: people who needed help with a project; someone who needed reassurance that he was on the right track; someone else who just wanted to say hi. And before I knew it, I had uttered something out of frustration that I didn't mean. In my movement towards peace, I am reminded to respond differently to outside forces. May I learn to breath in deeply Jesus before I respond.

15 October 2008

Finish the Blog Below

Denying My Reality in My Quest for a Dream


There I am moving along toward my goal when right before me is a roadblock. I began to look around to make sure I was still on the correct route. Sure enough, I was on the right road. But how could this be? I didn't see any signs that indicated the road was closed ahead. What to do now?
How often do you find yourself in a situation like this? God has given you some directions and you set off and everything is fine. You travel along doing what God asks and then right in the middle of sanctity you fine insanity.
What did you do?