Finding Direction in Life

About 10 years ago, I found direction for my life, wisdom to make hard choices, and passion to fuel my drive. This happened when I returned to God, as an adult, desiring to learn and carry out his will for my life. After having run from him and my Christian upbringing as a teenager, IContinue reading “Finding Direction in Life”

Commentary on Mark 12

Mark 12:28-34 -The Most Important Commandment 28 One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord ourContinue reading “Commentary on Mark 12”

Unfailing Love

“I have loved you with a love that never endsThough the mountains must be shakenAnd the hills be removedYet my unfailing love for you will not be shakenHow could I give up on you?My heart is turned over within me” Sarah: This is pretty good stuff. Who wrote it? Yesh: My Father Sarah: You’re kidding. Who didContinue reading “Unfailing Love”

No Fear in Death

We are here today to celebrate the life of my grandfather, Joseph Mattes. It is an honor to be before you, sharing my heart about one of the most significant persons in my life. My grandfather knew how to take care of his family. He was a pillar of stability in my life. When timesContinue reading “No Fear in Death”

Words from the Cross: A Good Friday Message

When Jesus cried out “my God my God why have you forsaken me” he was reacting to something he had never before experienced. He was experiencing separation from His Father. He was feeling the weight of sin and bearing sin’s consequence. You see, sin separates man from God. It causes walls to go up betweenContinue reading “Words from the Cross: A Good Friday Message”

Created for a Purpose

Whether it’s time, energy, mental energy, money, skills, or love – our resources are best spent where they will be valued. Life is too short to waste time “casting pearls before swine.” Every one of us is full of potential, special talents, and the ability to brighten another’s day. Don’t let anyone make you feelContinue reading “Created for a Purpose”