Archive for May 2012

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Beginning back at Holy Week and then Easter itself we read accounts about Christ’s unselfish pouring out of His love for the forgiveness of our sins. Then throughout the Easter Season, in the stories from the Acts of the Apostles, we see examples of the early Christians as they receive the Gospel news of Jesus’…

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Squandered Inheritance

As an estate planner for 33 years I have witnessed families who have successfully passed wealth and values down from one generation to the next. I have also watched many families squander in the second generation all of the hard work, values, and wealth created by the first generation. Usually the inherited wealth is squandered…

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Christ Is Counting On You

During Cursillo, and I believe also during Walk to Emmaus, Via De Cristo or other weekends like these, the candidates receive a cross and written on the back side of the cross are the words “Christ is Counting On You”. On each of our Cursillo or similar weekends the cross was given to us with…

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Vine and Branches

This past Sunday at church I heard a very familiar Gospel reading, John 15:1-8. In this Gospel reading John relates the story of Jesus telling us that “He is the vine and we are the branches”. We have all heard and read this message before; but this past Sunday, during the homily, the priest helped…

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Gone to the Mountains to Pray

It is Monday April 30th at 4:30 pm as I sit writing these thoughts. Today’s forecast was for a beautiful sunny day here in the Carolina Mountains. I arose early this morning and I was in my office by 4:30 am so that I could complete my work day by noon, and then head out…

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