You Say You Want a Revelation

My apologies to John Lennon for using a line from one of his songs but I couldn’t help it. I have been looking into the Book of Revelation over the last week or so and this line kept going through my head. I have always wondered about this book as it seems pretty scary until you take the time to look at it more closely.

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Howdy Doody and the Next Big Step

Back on Ash Wednesday I took the next big step in my journey back to God and to being a better Catholic. The first thing I did was to go to the Ash Wednesday service, something I had not done since I was kid. I had an ulterior motive other than just getting ashes however. I figured I would have a good chance of cornering the priest at the end of Mass.

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In Life There are no Mulligans

We probably have heard the term “Mulligan”. It is primarily used in golf when a golfer hits  a bad shot and they are allowed to take another. In other sports and games it is also known as a “Gimee” or a “Do-over”. Taking a “Mulligan” or “Do-over” is all well and good when playing a game but there is no such thing in the game of life.  Continue reading “In Life There are no Mulligans”

You Need Three Legs for the Stool to Stand

I finally realized what I am missing in my life, self-discipline. I have patience and I have perseverance, but I do lack self-discipline. You only have to go as far as to look how I post in this blog. I’ll go on a streak of writing a post every day or every couple of days, and then I don’t write anything for months. Continue reading “You Need Three Legs for the Stool to Stand”

The Time is Now

It’s been just about a year since I moved from the little house on the lake and completed a life transformation that began about a year before that. Reflecting on the past few years I can see such a difference from where I was then to where I am now, and I owe it all to God. I was defeated, worn out and just going through the motions. Until I began to put my trust in God. I talked to him about my problems, asked him for help, listened, and followed his answers. Yes, God will give us the answers. They may not always be the answers we want or expect but they are the right ones.  Continue reading “The Time is Now”