“Blood and Fire” – The Motto of the Salvation Army

A couple of weeks ago, I decided, after much prayer, to accept a Human Resources leadership position with the Salvation Army in Augusta. This is the organization with the red kettles and bell ringing at Christmas time, helping the poor in providing food and shelter, while offering other services to get people back on their […]

What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Recently, I received news from my primary care physician that my Hemoglobin A1C was elevated again, meaning more attention to diet and exercise, and so forth. Like many, I have Type 2 Diabetes, which can be controlled with medication, combined with exercise and paying closer attention to foods that can spike glucose levels. Accordingly, I […]

Commit Your Life to the Lord, and He will Help You” (Psalm 37: 3-4)

When I read this passage last week, as one of the Responsorial Psalms to the first Scripture reading at daily Mass, I quickly associated the “commit to God and get help” with my tendency to question my own worthiness in receiving God’s help. I understood the grace of God as being freely given to anyone […]