Imagine for a moment if God wasn't running the universe and it was up to us to take care of ourselves for today. First, we would have to maintain all our body functions because they wouldn't be automatic anymore. We would have to think keep beating to our hearts and breath to our lungs. Perhaps even our brains wouldn't function either without us running those electrical impulses from one neuron to the next. Our endocrine systems wouldn't produce the necessary cortisol to awaken us and get us going in the morning without a reminder. What about our immune systems fighting the allergens and the bacteria that lives all around us. We would be very, very busy and we haven't even gotten out of bed yet!
LOS ANGELES, CA - God takes care of so many things at so many levels leaving us free to pursue our hopes and dreams. This universe is such an amazing place. From the subatomic level up to the cosmic activity in space, everything is taken care of with such amazing grace and beauty.
Life in a single cell, begun by a simple act of fertilization grows into an amazing baby that continues to develop into a person. An individual capable of so much good and wonder.
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How does God do all of this and still remember to keep the tides of the oceans moving and He keeps the planet revolving around the sun which He keeps burning to give us light and heat. All of this and He still loves us and answers our prayers.
We live in an amazing world at an amazing time. We are so fortunate each day as we arise and are welcomed by another wonder, sun, rain, or snow. The sun to warm us, the rain to quench our thirst, the snow, each individual crystal unique, cools us and lets nature sleep.
How silly am I when I worry about my clothes, my hair, what will I have for breakfast. All worries about myself when I only need to look out the window and observe what God has already done today while I worried about which shoes match my skirt. Perhaps, today, I will try to worry less and realize, God has everything under control. I think I'll let God handle things today while I worry less and marvel more about all His wonders.
By Jackie Stammen
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By Jackie Stammen
A friend and I were having dinner and talking about life, our past, and our future. NASHVILLE, TN - There was a pause and then he said something to the effect of, 'I'm not sure anyone will want my aftermath.'I could relate all too well, and that's why my response ... continue reading
By Tara K. E. Brelinsky
Fingering the rosary, I thought about how it would forever be tethered in my memory to Adam's funeral and to that thoughtful stranger who entered my life for only a few minutes. I reflected on how a connection, even though brief, leaves behind an imprint capable ... continue reading
By James Littleton
Mothers are by far the most beautiful creatures in the world. There is nothing more beautiful than a mother. There has never been a beauty pageant winner more beautiful than a pregnant woman. A pregnant woman glows with the grace of God. She is one with God. Her love ... continue reading
By Jackie Stammen
Encourage others to become who they were created to become, not who YOU want them to become. NASHVILLE, TN - About a half a year ago I wrote this thought down on a piece of paper with the intention for it to be a blog post...eventually. In light of my last two posts, ... continue reading
By by Justin Soutar
Thirteen years ago, America suffered a coordinated and devastating terrorist assault by wicked agents of a Middle Eastern foreign power. Today America is again under attack-not just by violent religious fanatics from without, but by the forces of immorality and radical ... continue reading
By Mary Botha
There is a feeling that every parent, at one point or another has nightmares about. That cold, lost helpless feeling...almost like drowning, but then they get to wake up. I clearly remember the day my husband and I felt that feeling. Only our nightmare, we did not get ... continue reading
By Wendy RN., BA, MBA
Every year I pull out my favorite fish recipes that I save for Lenten Friday meals. Here are my top 5 that I love. I know that your families will love them too! LOS ANGELES, CA - Here are my top 5 favorite fish recipes that can be prepared in 30 min. or less.Feel free ... continue reading
By Jackie Stammen
Two days ago I wrote a post called, 'Shine, Child, Shine!' about being fully you, just as you were created to be and how important it is for each one of us to live authentically as ourselves. NASHVILLE, TN - I also acknowledged a tendency to allow fear to slip in and ... continue reading
By Chaplain Adele M. Gill
As today is Ash Wednesday, it seems only fitting to remember the man who asked Jesus, 'What good thing must I do to gain Eternal Life?' Like the man who asked the question, isn't it easy for us to think thatthe way to Jesus and Eternal Life is through good works?But ... continue reading