Worrying about a missing friend, coming together in faith
On Tuesday evening of this week, my son-in-law received word that a good friend was missing. The missing man was a family friend that was bowing hunting in Utah with my son-in- law’s brother. He had not been seen since Sunday morning.
In the first article I wrote Our Two Halves of Life, we learned about what we do in the first half of life where we spend much of our time filling the vessel with possessions, power and prestige, often referred to as the three “P’s.
Life for us in Northwest Colorado has had more than its share of opportunities to give in to fear and panic.
I guess that’s sort of a trick question. Maybe a better question is how do you live faith? Either way, the answer, for me, is something one of my pastors said….often: Faith is spelled R-I-S-K.
Just take a moment to look at your right hand. Then with your right hand touch your fingers to your thumb one at a time and count to four and then count your thumb.
We are in charge of our own happienss
What I feel this scripture means in a simple way is “handle today’s difficulties today” no matter if it is in marriage or in life. Don’t allow the problems of today to affect tomorrow. Handle the issues today so you don’t have to wade through them tomorrow.
In the tradition of denominations, which designate set readings for set times of the year, known as the Lectionary, the reading from the Gospel according to Mark denotes the time when there was a miracle within a miracle as Jesus Christ returned to the Galilean side of the Sea of Galilee.
As Christians we are all really the same, but we spend a lot of time dwelling on the differences between our religions.
Our first half of life is about creating an identity, who are we, finding some boundary markers through traditions, trustworthy authorities and structures, making money and wealth, getting an education, marrying, and raising children which we spend the rest of our lives defending. In other words, it’s about filling the empty vessel that the Creator gave us. It’s all about me, that “Life is about me.”
We look around our world, listen to the news, or even look within ourselves and our families and see the frailty, imperfection, and flawed nature of mankind. In Bible words, sin abounds. This is easy to see and cannot be argued away. Man’s nature is to think, “Well I’ve done more good than evil, and I’m certainly doing better than the next guy, so God must be ok with me; I’ll take my chances.”
Unless you are in college or seminary, how often do you think about how your worldview affects your day-to-day life? Even if you are in college, do ever consider it after you turned in your worldview assignment? Your worldview matters, and as a Christian it is especially important to look at life (and beyond) with the right perspective, or worldview.
No one ever wants to find themselves in the middle of a crime scene or a traumatic accident, but when the worst happens, Moffat County residents have someone in their corner.
The Empty Bowl Fundraiser held Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church raised about $4,600 for St. Michael’s Community Kitchen, in addition to bringing in donations of a processed steer and processed pork.
Relationships are always worth restoring! Because the Christian life is all about learning how to love, God wants us to value relationships and make every effort to maintain them instead of discarding them whenever there is a hurt or a conflict. God has given us the ministry of restoring relationships! That’s why a significant amount of the New Testament is devoted to teaching us how to get along with one another.
Handmade bowls, homemade soups and full bellies are the order of the day Friday for the Empty Bowl Fundraiser to benefit St. Michael’s Community Kitchen.