The Alcoholic / Addict Within

by the Rev, Seamus Doyle, member of the Addiction Recovery Ministry A doctor in recovery provides a guided tour through the brain changes, genetics, and psychology that cause addiction… The Alcoholic / Addict Within is a book that empowers alcoholics and addicts – and...

Forward Day By Day – March 8, 2021

When I was studying for my bachelor’s degree, I was looked down upon because I did not follow the prevailing theory on musicianship that was championed by many of the faculty (with the great exception of my bassoon professor). However, I received honorable mention in...

Forward Day By Day – March 7, 2021

When I think of home, I think of the kitchen. My family has had many conversations while eating food prepared on the counters. It is the place where we remember where our family has come from: the long trek from Perú to Guatemala and then to Texas and our stories of...

Forward Day By Day – March 6, 2021

Sometimes, I have difficulty finding God. Even when I am in church, singing the hymns and sacred songs, praying the historical and biblical prayers, listening to the message from those who have studied the Bible and theology, I don’t always feel close to God....

Forward Day By Day – March 5, 2021

This verse reminds me of a friend. After only a few days of studying a language, he would begin to complain about the details that made that language difficult. Soon after, he would completely stop studying it. Then, in a bit, he would start the cycle again with...

Forward Day By Day – March 4, 2021

The psalms describe several instruments for worship, including brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Regardless of the instrument, the message is the same: praise God! In my career as a musician, I have learned a difficult lesson: do not judge others....

Forward Day By Day – March 3, 2021

In my gardening experience, I have learned that the rain nourishes my plants in different ways: It feeds the plants and washes off any dust or dirt or even excrement. The rain turns that debris into fertilizer, signaling the seeds to germinate, and encouraging fungi...

Forward Day By Day – March 2, 2021

Will my son live? I can imagine that this question is racing through the royal official’s mind when he begs Jesus to heal his son. He must be anxious about his son’s condition, and his faith is shaken. Desperate and wondering if his child will l….(View this...

Forward Day By Day – March 1, 2021

In this chapter of John, Jesus starts his conversation with the Samaritan woman by talking about her marital situation. However, rather than heaping condemnation after condemnation, Jesus teaches her. He chooses to continue the conversation without dwelling on the...

Forward Day By Day – February 28, 2021

So is it perfect obedience or is it our faith that makes us God’s children? A girl in my preschool class sat crying at the bottom of the slide. I asked her what was wrong, but she wouldn’t say. Across the playground, my teaching assistant spoke to her gr….(View...

Forward Day By Day – February 27, 2021

When my sisters and I were young, our mother punished us for fighting by making us sit on the couch and hold hands for hours (or maybe it was ten minutes). We squirmed and glared. We muttered, “Mom is so mean.” We bonded together against our perceived co….(View...

Forward Day By Day – February 26, 2021

When I read Moses’ question about God’s requirements answered with the word only followed by: fear God, walk with God, love God, and serve God with all your heart and soul, I think, “Oh, that’s ALL? Those are the only requirements?!” ….(View this reading and...

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