Friday, October 30, 2020

We are God’s jack o'lanterns

God picks us from the patch and brings us in and washes off all the dirt on the outside. 

Then He cuts off the top and takes out all the yucky stuff from inside. 

He removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. 

Then he carves a new smiling face and puts His light inside of us to shine for all to see. 

God wants us to shine this Halloween giving light to all in the darkness.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saint Jude patron of hopeless cases pray for us.

Down through the ages, prayers seeking Saint Jude's help have produced miracles in the most impossible of situations. Saint Jude has proven to be a true friend and a beacon of hope to those who call on him, always willing to help and seek God's help no matter how desperate the need. With the intercession of Saint Jude, many individuals had their seemingly impossible prayers answered and found hope. Remember it is the work of Saint Jude after his death that has gained him the name - patron saint of impossible cases.

I encourage you today to ask Saint Jude to intercede for you or a loved one. Maybe you are out of work and need a job, perhaps a dear friend was struggling with an addiction or in desperate need of hope. You or a friend may have received a serious diagnosis. Ask Saint Jude today - on his feast day - for his intercession in your life and your need.  

Prayer to St. Jude for My Hopeless Case

Dear Saint Jude, I turn to you in my time of need. Although my situation is desperate, I know that I should not despair. Never let my trust in God and His providence be shaken. With all my confidence I acknowledge that this world will never give me perfect happiness, only God, but I also remember that He promised to give us angels and holy helpers like you, so that we escape dangers and praise and glorify Him even here, on Earth. Holy Apostle Saint Jude, I ask you to intercede for me and to relieve me from my present difficulties. Amen.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

When asked by an interviewer how he navigates our challenging times,

Dr Esau McCaulley said something I'm making my new mantra 

“I have a bias for joy.”

Saint Paul in his first letter to the Thessalonians said something similar:

"Always be joyful. Always keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful"

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The English writer G.K. Chesterton summed up the human condition this way: 

“We’re all in the same boat, and we’re all seasick.”

The challenge for a Christian is to learn how to smile in the storms of life. 

Or as my beautiful wife Linda likes to say:  

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” 

No matter how the elections turns out, if we keep our eyes on Christ he will raise us up … to joy.

Take heart, because I have overcome the world - John 16:33

Friday, October 16, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

 "I am given life to live.  

My life is in this present moment. 

I am not thinking about tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. 

Nor am I thinking about today's sunset. 

Without being bored, I am thinking in this moment only about being with God.  

I am ever giving thanks to God for the joy of living this moment together with God.  

There is no boredom in me."

Kagawa Toyohiko 

Friday, October 9, 2020

 “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  Budda

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself."  Jesus


Tuesday, October 6, 2020


San Diegans are meeting to pray 

October 10 - 1 PM 

County Administration Center

Join us in honoring our Lady of Fatima

by praying the Rosary

for peace, unity and healing for our nation.