Daily Word of Grace (December 3, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 188 (December 3, 2020) The late author and educator Stephen Covey is best known for his international 1989 bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People.  One of his most famous maxims is “the main is to keep the main thing the main...

Daily Word of Grace (December 2, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 187 (December 2, 2020) My all-time favorite television show is The Office, starring Steve Carrell as Michael Scott the manager of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.  Throughout the series he...

Daily Word of Grace (December 1, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 186 (December 1, 2020) Several years ago I was driving across the desert in southern Utah on the way to an epic afternoon at Zion National Park.  As I traversed the breathtaking scenery I listened to one of my favorite Bruce Springsteen albums,...

Daily Word of Grace (November 30, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 185 (November 30, 2020) During this liturgical season of Advent the daylight lessens every day (at least in the northern hemisphere) which of course means we experience a daily increasing time of darkness.  For those who struggle with seasonal...

Daily Word of Grace (November 27, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 184 (November 27, 2020) The final song of the epic 1973 double rock opera album Quadrophenia by The Who is a prayer sung from the protagonist Jimmy—a disillusioned young man who feels disconnected from his parents, misunderstood by his...

Daily Word of Grace (November 26, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 183 (November 26, 2020) In scripture we often read about the importance of giving thanks to God.  “Enter his gates with thanksgiving,” the psalmist exhorts, “and his courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).  Similarly The Apostle Paul urged the...