Just click on the link to the right on the home page, "On The Hill--St. Albert Sports Podcast".
Most of the conversation centered on my book, Articulating Hope. Thus, I did not have to study up on the topic at hand. How do we find hope even in the midst of terrible circumstances? It isn't easy. Quite frankly, as I looked through my file of unused photos, the one pictured above is the one that jumped out to me for use today. Some days we may feel like a massive structure destined for greatness; other days we may feel like an old set of ruins exhibiting what "used to be." (During the last week or so I have felt more like the ruins.) Just remember, both depictions--massive greatness or dilapidated ruins--tell a story. Likewise, we each have a story in good times and in bad. What do those stories communicate to others?
“Everyone must choose one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
In yesterday's Scripture readings we were told to "strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees." In other words, choose the pain of discipline and not the pain of regret. We each have a responsibility to help build the Kingdom of God. There is no time for complacency and mediocrity.
What are the gifts with which God has blessed you? How are you using those gifts to build the Kingdom? Let's get to it, and let's do it with some urgency!