"So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who seeks finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Luke 11:9 – 10 I once heard a priest talk … [Read more...]
Posts from Ellen
Being born and raised in Hawaii, it was a shock to my system when the Lord called me to live in the desert of New Mexico. I visited The Lord's Ranch in Vado as part of a 3 week college mission trip. God spoke very clearly to me during the first week of it that He wanted me to stay put. So I never left. And that was over 30 years ago. One of my greatest joys is to help people come closer to God and to experience in a real and personal way how much He loves them.
Looking at the story of Gideon in the book of Judges in the Old Testament, we see an oppressed and fearful people who live in terror of the Mideonites. These cruel enemies of the Israelites would raid their crops and kill their livestock. The Israelites lived in fear and hid out … [Read more...]
On Saturday I was taking some things to be recycled, and in the large dumpster there I saw that someone had thrown away a crucifix. I fished it out and sadly looked upon the broken body. The right arm of the corpus had been severed, which is probably why the person threw it away, … [Read more...]
This is the last in a series of talks on St. Ignatius of Loyola's "Rules for discernment of spirits" that I gave. Rule #14 - St. Ignatius gives us an example of what the enemy is like and applies it to the spiritual life: in this case, an astute military captain who studies … [Read more...]
The Lord is always trying to speak to us and get our attention. He wants to hold a dialog with us throughout the day. That’s essentially what prayer is – a dialog with the Lord. Prayer is not just bombarding God with requests and petitions. “God do this, or do that, or do the … [Read more...]