Archive for June 2013

Do You Need An Alabaster Flask?

Alabaster is a soft, easily-worked mineral substance, a variety of gypsum, that during the time of Jesus was used to make small vessels for holding perfume and other decorations and statues. The Greeks originated the name from Alabastron, a city in Egypt where such vials and boxes were made from the stone found there. There…

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Thy Will Not Mine

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the song “My Way” and in fact I even offered up some new lyrics called “His way”. This week I want to dig into this topic of aligning our will with God’s plan for our life even further. Just before teaching the Apostles the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus said…

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We Must Get Out of Our Comfort Zones

In today’s 4thdayletter, I refer to quotes from several Popes, plus I refer to a Papal Encyclical. Let me assure my non-Catholic readers that this message is universal in scope and intended for all Christians not just Catholics. The message is simple and direct; “we need to get out of our comfort zones.” In a…

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Followship

Followship It was Feb. 5′ 1992′ when Chrysler’s new ad campaign featured Chairman Lee A. Iacocca uttering the phrase: “In the car business, you lead, follow, or get out of the way.”–It was a year of turbulence and tumult. That statement helped to lead the change to the new Chrysler, to save the company and…

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