Why I am "Awesome"...

For my disclaimer as to why I am "Awesome", see my first post.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


"Lord Jesus, you have captured our hearts and opened to us the treasures of heaven. May you always be my treasure and delight and may nothing else keep me from giving you my all."

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lost Sheep... Found by Jesus!

Have you ever meditated on the lost sheep?  Jesus leaves 99 sheep to go search for the ONE that is lost.  He doesn't just let it go because He has 99% of the flock left; He searches until He finds that one, poor, lonely, lost little soul.  The image of Him reaching down to rescue the lamb from a cliff and of Him with the little sheep carried over Jesus' shoulders to his home safe and sound is a great thing to ponder.  He loves each one of us with the ultimate love, the consummate price of laying down His very own life for each one of us because we were made in His image and likeness.  YOU are a beloved son or daughter of God!  He always loves you, cares for you, watches over you and seeks you.  He desires only your complete trust in His will for you.  It seems trite, but if you just sit with it, this is tear-jerking and heart-wrenching:  GOD LOVES YOU!  Meditate on these images and thoughts to see if you aren't just astounded by the love He has just for you!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Feeding the 5,000

How do you treat others, especially when they interrupt your times of rest and quiet? When Jesus and the disciples sought a lonely place to regroup and rest, they found instead a crowd of more than five thousand people waiting for them! Did they resent this intrusion on their hard-earned need for privacy and refreshment? Jesus certainly didn't but welcomed them with open-arms. Jesus put human need ahead of everything else. His compassion showed the depths of God's love and concern for all who are truly needy. Jesus gave the people the word of God and he healed them physically as well as spiritually. We can never intrude upon God nor exhaust his generosity and kindness. He is ever ready to give to those who earnestly seek him out. Do you thirst for his saving word and for his healing power?

Gospel Mt 14:13-21

Another meditation I read today made me stop and think - are you so worried about the 5 loaves and 2 fishes that you cling to them instead of offering them to Jesus and seeing what miracle He has in store for you with those loaves and fish????