Wednesday, December 29, 2021


Blessings abound at this time of year - festivals - celebrations - gatherings - with family and friends - impromptu meet ups - all arraigned by Our Lord.  It does not matter if you are a believer or not - there are no coincidences - everything that we have - receive - comes either directly or indirectly from God.  After all - He is the Author - the Creator - the One who wills everything in our lives.  The Magic of the Holidays - Hanukkah -  Christmas - Kwanzaa - Diwali - all originates in the blessings that God sends upon all His people.  We may celebrate different days - feasts - primarily due to cultural and language differences - but in all - signs that God - however we call Him - are meant for all of us. 

As we end this year and look forward to the next adventure that we call the New Year - we need to pause - take stock - look around - ask ourselves - what will be my goal - purpose -  to make 2022 a wonderful year - for all.  Do it now - while you have the time

Deacon Dale 

Friday, December 17, 2021

Going Viral

 In regards to social media of almost every type - going viral - instant success.  Getting thousands - millions of likes - an overnight success.  In that regards - going viral is good - considering the content.  When considering the current state of one's health - going viral - not good.  As we come to the close of 2021 - going viral - getting seriously sick - dying - appears to be the only concern of news media for almost two solid years now.  Yes the virus is with us - thank you.  Yes people are dying - sorry for your loss.   Yes the entire world is in a shambles - do you have to remind us day in and day out?  What about the good news - how about sharing with us those who have survived - those who have been infected - but did not get sick - those who are acting in a positive way?  My nephew's wife recently gave birth to a set of twin boys - isn't that something to celebrate.  How about all  those who successfully completed their formal education and have graduated from high school - college.  How about conflicts that never escalated because sane minds prevailed and peaceful resolutions were found. 

John 14:27  Jesus told us "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."  Those few lines should help all of us who are consumed - eaten up - by the constant attack on us by the media.  Worry is not of God - Peace is His gift.  As we draw closer to the celebration of Christ's birth we need to cast aside all anxiety - fear - worry - and rest in His Peace.

Deacon Dale