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.

28 February 2010

It Doesn't Make Any Sense

Just when you have a full plate and you begin to eat, you begin to feel just a little sick. Has that ever happened to you? How about when your calendar is full and there are numerous things you are trying to do and you body begins to breakdown? What's that about Jesus? Here I thought I was doin what God has called me to do and I find my energy drained, my joints aching, and an inability to concentrate. I could really just take a nap. It just doesn't make any sense. Have I crammed my calendar with timone to dos and not God dos? This journey to Christ's Peace is just plain confusing sometimes. Yet, there is one clarity: God is leading and I'm only too willing to follow. As of now it doesn't make any sense, but God is working for good. I just press onward, forward.

16 February 2010

The Day Before Ash Wednesday

I've been feeling reflective all day. Today hasn't been Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday for me. It has been the day before Ash Wednesday. I mean today I have felt the weight of the Lenten Season. It was important that I change the cloth and artifacts on my home alter before I could accomplish any work. I was struck by today's readings in such a way that I was convicted even more to rely on God. I am convinced that God can use me for good and I strive to stay open to that use. As I move into slumber position I am both excited and apprehensive about what God will ask of me tomorrow.
May I become what I expect others to be. May my reflections open me to God in a way that my actions and words inspire you to say "YES" to God's invitation to wholeness.

01 February 2010

Bending Over the Shoulder of God

I can't stand it when I'm working on something and someone comes and bends over my shoulder, directing me to do things their way. There they stand giving all sorts of advice and instruction as though my ideas are no good or irrelevant to the project. This I can imagine is how God feels sometimes as God continues to craft greatness. I know I'm guilty of bending over the shoulder of God way too many times. There have been many things that I've asked God to take care of in my life. I've laid the issue at Her feet. I've given it all to Him. And wouldn't you know it, there I am bending over God's shoulder "directing" God on how things need to be done. How unfaithful is that?

In my quest for peace I have discovered that solace is found only when I stop bending over the shoulder of God. Truly I must let go of my desire and need to shape things my way. For it is my way that has gotten me in the mess I often find myself.

Are you bending over the shoulder of God? Well,... just stop it then.