On May 13, 2006, Lance Corporal Richard Zachary James, a graduate of the Seaford Christian Academy, was killed while serving bravely in Iraq. The Seaford Academy, together with the James family, commissioned this setting of “As the Deer” to honor Rick’s sacrifice for his country. The lyrics, “You alone are my strength, my shield…” are an uplifting reminder that God is the source of our strength in times of great loss.
The PBS “Religion and Ethics” news show recently aired this eight-minute feature on Stephen Ministry that vividly describes the life-changing ministry happening in thousands of congregations.
The Way of the Cross is a series of scenes from Jesus’s passion and death. Take time to reflect and meditate on the events surrounding the Crucifixion.
Many of us feel overwhelmed by the clutter of our lives: the relentless pressure of consumerism, the chronic busyness, the competition for bigger and better.
What underlies thinking we can have it all and do it all is the sin of pride. What would it mean in your life to pray the words of Jesus, “Not what I want, but what you want?” Allow yourself time to reflect on the ways you spend your time and your money, and consider the path of simplicity and generosity.