Being a visible and active presence of Christ in our community

Devotional Thoughts

Family Time

This past Friday the school year is almost done, teachers will be working on students reports, and they will be joyfully waiting to their deserved vacations. On the same token, most of our children will be at home starting their summer vacations. On moments like this, we usually think that is a time to go…

Back to School

My dear brothers, and sisters, who doesn’t agree with me in wondering how fast this year is passing by. Some people may be returning from their summer vacation. However, August has already gone, and September is bringing us new challenges, events for others. We all may agree that this time is a very special for…

Making Christ’s Presence Visible

On his spiritual journey for holiness, Augustine of Hippo once said, “May I know You (Lord), as I know myself.” This is the first step to make Christ’s presence visible. Augustine considered and discerned his real self, about what he could do, and about how his spiritual gifts and talents empowered him to serve Christ’s…

The Theory of 1,000 Marbles

Even being newly retired, I’m finding it is still hard to “get it all done” and prioritize. There are always interruptions, especially when you care for others. The Scriptures this week lend themselves to looking at the rhythm of the Christian life, serving and resting. Even Jesus and his disciples were often so overwhelmed with…

Welcome Summer

In a few days we welcome the official first day of summer. On the same token, most of our children will be at home starting their summer vacations. On moments like this, we usually think that is a time to go out of town, a time to meet family, to have fun, especially during the…