Weekly Articles

Using the Advent Season

Now that it’s December, everyone is in the Christmas mood. The Christmas music is blasting, the Christmas lights and decorations are flashing, people are frantically gift shopping, and, most importantly, Starbucks is selling it’s signature peppermint mocha once again. And while all that can sometimes be nice, we all know that that is not at

Practice of Being Thankful

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”   1 Thessalonians 5:18 You walk into a forest on a fine November afternoon and see both a bee and a vulture. Both in the same forest, under the same circumstances. But what do they find? The bee will find

Do Not Be Conformed to the World

“Do not be conformed to this world” (Romans 12:2) When we hear that, we already have an idea of what St. Paul is trying to tell us. And for the most part, we get the message; instead of money, what type of car we own, the clothes we wear, and the trips we take, we

Purity of Heart

Every single day, seven times a day, we are supposed to pray using the Agpeya, the book of hours. Each hour has different Psalms that are recited, yet every hour starts with the same three prayers, Our Father, The Thanksgiving Prayer, and Psalm 50. Each one of these is significant in their own way but

The Promises of God

The Promises of God in the New Testament usually equate to the promise of eternal life after our struggle in this life1. At the end of the day, our life means nothing if there is no promise of resurrection or eternal life. This promise is explicitly mentioned multiple times in the New Testament by Our

For the Word of God is Living and Active

Before God showed us Himself in physical form, He manifested Himself to us by words, and His words were inscribed on tablets and stones and compiled all together to give us the Scriptures. The greatest gift of God! This week’s article will take us on a journey to find what seems to be unfolded through

When God Says No

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) I was often angry at God when I was younger. I thought He was supposed to talk to me when I asked a question. I

Boredom

Okay everyone, raise your hand if you’ve done the following: you were so bored that you ate, not because you were hungry but because even eating added some mental stimulation to your day.  If you didn’t raise your hand, you’re lying (or clearly you have big brain energy).  But in all honesty, a large majority

You Reap What You Sow

What is the difference between God’s will and reaping what you sow? How can you possibly know when the will of God is leading your life vs. a consequence of the fruit of your crop. I think it honestly comes down to the amount of effort and the actions you put into your life. But

Thief in the Night

“Thief in the Night” In prison, St. Paul was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write to the church in Thessalonica about the 2nd Coming of Christ. The coming that isn’t in the slightest similar to the 1st coming. St. Paul proceeds saying, “For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so