Losing Fear

A child in His mother’s arms… (artist unknown)   YES, we must find joy in the midst of this present darkness. It is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and therefore, ever-present to the Church. Yet, it is natural to be afraid of losing one’s security, or fearful of persecution or martyrdom. Jesus felt this […]

Paralyzed by Fear — Part III

Artist Unknown  FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL   THE CHILD OF FEAR FEAR comes in many forms: feelings of inadequacy, insecurity in one’s gifts, procrastination, lack of faith, loss of hope, and erosion of love. This fear, when married to the mind, begets a child. It’s name is Complacency. I want to […]

Paralyzed by Fear — Part II

  Transfiguration of Christ — St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome   And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. (Luke 9:30-31)   WHERE TO FIX YOUR EYES JESUS’s transfiguration on the mountain was preparation for His […]

The Tempest of Fear

    IN A GRIP OF FEAR  IT seems as though the world is gripped in fear. Turn on the evening news, and it can be unnerving: war in the Mid-east, strange viruses threatening large populations, imminent terrorism, school shootings, office shootings, bizarre crimes, and the list goes on. For Christians, the list grows even […]

The Place for Cowards

  THERE is a Scripture burning on my mind these days, especially in the wake of finishing my documentary on the pandemic (see Following the Science?). It’s a rather surprising passage in the Bible — but one that is making more sense by the hour:

The Opening of the Seals

  AS extraordinary events unfold around the globe, it’s often “looking back” that we see most clearly. It’s very possible that a “word” put on my heart years ago is now unfolding in real time…

The Victors

  THE most remarkable thing about Our Lord Jesus is that He keeps nothing for Himself. He not only gives all glory to the Father, but then wills to share His glory with us to the extent that we become coheirs and copartners with Christ (cf. Eph 3:6).

The Coming Counterfeit

The Mask, by Michael D. O’Brien   First published, April, 8th 2010.   THE warning in my heart continues to grow about a coming deception, which may in fact be the one described in 2 Thess 2:11-13. What follows after the so-called “illumination” or “warning” is not only a brief but powerful period of evangelization, but […]

It Rapidly Comes Now…

  Sense the Lord wants this republished today… because we are flying toward the Eye of the Storm… First published February 26th, 2020.    IT is one thing to write the things that I have over the years; it’s another to see them begin to unfold.