Browsing In God's Time


Posted by Eric Schmidt

    “Lord, I praise you because ___________.”

Try visualizing a pie chart with this title:  “How I Spend My Prayer Time.”  In this chart are four different slices:  Intercessory Prayer, Repentance, Listening and Praising.  (Perhaps two others should also be included: Daydreaming and Dozing Off!)  Now, suppose you’re pressed ... Read More »


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“See, now that this has touched you lips, your wickedness is removed, your sin purged" (Is 6:7).

Have you ever bought a new outfit or repainted your kitchen and you just couldn’t wait to show it off to your friends?  It’s ENERGIZING when something new like this happens because ... Read More »


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“For freedom Christ set us free.” (Galatian 5:1)

Did you know that a battle is going on in your mind right now?  When St Paul speaks of the “freedom” Jesus won for us, he’s telling us that we can win this battle and be free from the attacks of ... Read More »


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“”I have much more to tell you.” (John 16:12)

Many of us are familiar with the television commercials that tell us, “All for just $19.99.  But wait—there’s more!”  Jesus has more for us too and we don’t have to pay another penny more nor any additional shipping or handling ... Read More »


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“Where do the wars…and…the conflicts among you come from?” (James 4:1) I’d like to know, wouldn’t you?  We see our city, our country and our world being torn apart daily by conflicts at all levels—even the ones that threaten to destroy our own families.  Come to think of it, ... Read More »


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“Repent and be baptized every one of you...for the forgiveness of your sins and you will received the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38) 

     My theology professor once referred to the above Scripture passage as, “The plank after the shipwreck.”  Huh?  Well, it refers to St ... Read More »


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“They do not belong to the world.” (Jn 17:16)             When I desire to just “flat-out relax,” I tune into televised sports.  Now that the high school and college basketball seasons are nearly over, what looms ahead is baseball—Brewers baseball (and maybe some warm ... Read More »


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“The LORD is my light and my salvation.” (Ps 27:1)

I was speaking to the Confirmation class recently and offered some ideas of what type of prayers they could use during private Eucharistic Adoration.  One suggestion is the Book of Psalms.  I challenged them to choose a favorite one ... Read More »


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IN GOD’S TIME “My soul rejoices in my God.” (Is 61:10)

In December 1903, the Orville and Wilbur Wright sent home a telegram from Kitty Hawk reading:  “We have flown 120 feet.  Will be home for Christmas.”  However, when their sister shared this message with the editor of the ... Read More »


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IN GOD’S TIME   “Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation.”  (Ps 85:8)        St Mark begins “…the Gospel of Jesus Christ” with the story of John, the herald of Jesus.  What a herald?  Good question!  A herald was an official messenger—often a ... Read More »