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  • The greatest Christmas gift: 'For to us a child is born, to us a son is given'
    The greatest Christmas gift: 'For to us a child is born, to us a son is given'
    Is it really all about me and all about us?We need. We want. We covet. We sin."Sin" may not be a politically correct word, but it has been part of the human experience for thousands of years. Sin is when we give things a higher order in...
  • The Nativity
    Our Blessed Mother, Virgin or not. You decide!
    This last Sunday before Christmas, Deacon Joe Bell gave the homily at the 9:30 Mass at our Cathedral in Reno Nevada. In the homily, he pointed out how he read an article emphasizing Isaiah 7:14, “The Master/Adonai Himself shall give you a...
  • The Creation of Adam
    The Names of Christ Advent Series: Emmanuel, God With Us
    There are many names for Christ found in the Scriptures. As we approach the celebration of his birth it's a good time to pause and remember his many names and his many attributes. In Isaiah 7:14 we read:Therefore the Lord himself will give you...
  • Christmas Lights
    Christmas Lessons:They learn what you model
    What do you want to teach your children about Christmas? Do you want the Christ child to take center place? Do you want to teach your children that it is more blessed to give than to receive? Do you want to teach them to be kind and to reflect the...
  • Obama’s state of the unions address
    Obama’s state of the unions address
    Tonight President Obama is going to give the State of the Unions address. President Obama has never been one to pay attention to the law or details. When recently giving a speech quoting the Declaration of Independence he left out the word &ldquo...
  • Emmanuel
    God is with us!
    Read Matthew 1:18-25Joseph has a dilemma. A dilemma is a decision between two difficult choices. An ethical dilemma is a difficult decision between two ethical choices—two right choices.We are told that Joseph was a righteous man, so he is...
  • Family Memories
    Make love and lasting memories not war this Christmas
    The “War on Christmas”: Bah-Humbug I say! There is no need to get your self all up an arms Believer in Christ! This examiner is thankful for the unforgettable memory afforded by his gracious God for a family together this Christmas....