Walk in faith. Live in abundance.

Throughout my life anxiety has always been a friend and a foe.  As a friend, anxiety has, in the past, motivated me to get things done now, sooner, rather than later. Anxiety has also been my worst enemy, preventing me from thinking straight, causing me to not do as well I could and should. I haveContinue reading “Walk in faith. Live in abundance.”

A Tribute to the Franciscan Sisters in Jamaica

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. So said St. Francis of Assisi True to this guiding principle, three Franciscan Sisters endured a long trans-Atlantic voyage from Glasgow, Scotland to serve in Jamaica.  This was in 1857, barely 20 years after the emancipation and abolition ofContinue reading “A Tribute to the Franciscan Sisters in Jamaica”

Bold Faith: Piety, personal agenda or God’s will?

Jesus’ ministry was marked by His preaching to pious, religious, Jewish people, who, by Biblical accounts, held many prejudiced beliefs about Gentiles. In St. Mark’s gospel, the story is told of how Jesus honoured the faith of a Syrophonecian woman as she begged Him to cast a demon out of her daughter. “First let theContinue reading “Bold Faith: Piety, personal agenda or God’s will?”