Patrick Day

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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

LOVE IN THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love Yeah they’ll know we are Christians by our love. Where is this love today, my friends, in the political landscape of this country? Serious Christians are drawn to the outermost poles of the political spectrum, from far left […]

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE It’s not so much what you do but where you are standing when you do it. Whatever does that mean? you might ask, with a frown on your forehead and a blank stare at the wall. Well, there are two worlds you can choose to stand in. One is the natural […]

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

THE HOLY SPIRIT WRITES A BLOG Now, here’s a new one for me. I’m letting the Holy Spirit write this blog. Pardon me as I quiet my mind and listen for what He has to say to y’all, and to me as well. You hurry and scurry all over the place buying Christmas presents and […]

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

EVERYTHING THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN DO        The man, in his natural self, looked into his own soul first, then to the world around him, and finally to his God. In his spiritual self, he saw God first, then the world around him as a reflection of God, and finally the soul God […]

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Where does the power to pray come from? Where does the power to do anything of significance in the kingdom of heaven come from? As with electricity, power comes from a source, and the source of spiritual power is the Holy Spirit. Follow @patday33

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

GROWING OLDER As you grow older, if you are focusing on this world, your life is behind you. If you are focusing on heaven, your life is before you. The focus on heaven makes life exciting. The focus on this world makes life depressing. Follow @patday33

Friday, August 11th, 2017

OBSERVATIONS FROM A COURTROOM BENCH Last Monday afternoon, I sat in the Wright County Courthouse for two hours at Joe’s hearing, a young man I’m mentoring who resides in a county jail. You can read about that part of the story in the last blog. Today I want to make some general observations about my […]

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

FEAR OF THE LORD Mr. Beaver about Aslan: “Of course he’s not safe. But he’s good.” Various people in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis were afraid when they encountered Aslan face to face. After all, he was a powerful lion and mighty in deed. So too it is with God. If (and certainly […]

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

PRAYING SCRIPTURE I learned how to pray Scripture from Jeanne Guyon, a 17th Century Christian mystic. For example, read the Parable of the Tenants in Luke 20:9-18. It’s a rather straightforward story of a king who planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers, and then went away. He sent three different servants at three […]

Friday, January 27th, 2017

AN APPOINTMENT WITH GOD I attend a noon prayer gathering at our church on Mondays when I’m in town. At this last Monday’s session, a woman named Ellen casually used the term “an appointment with God” when mentioning what I thought was her morning prayer time. At the conclusion of a robust time of prayer, […]