Suffering: A Double Edged Sword

Suffering: A Two Edged Sword

February 5th, 2017 in Reflections by franselm 0

One of the most influential and enduring hymns, a constant repertoire of choral models, and published in a wide variety of Christian fellowship hymnals is the song, “It’s Well With My Soul” This particular song was written by Spafford after series of seemingly, unending biblical Job-like events in his life. Spafford was a successful lawyer […]

Restoring Family Storytelling at home

November 6th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

The other day, I was in a restaurant for dinner and I saw a family of six come in to eat. While they were waiting for their orders to be filled, the two older kids were busy on the phone, texting; the two younger kids were playing games on their phones; dad and mum tried […]

Living life Out Loud

October 2nd, 2014 in Featured by franselm 1

I was just thinking about the beautiful fireworks I saw this past July 4th independence Day celebration. As the shots went off, I saw the fireworks rising, shinning and finally blasting into the air scattering its beautiful colors. For a few seconds, it looked awesomely beautiful and then suddenly it faded out with no imprints […]

Adversity and life's Journey

Adversity and Life’s Journey

August 8th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I have great admiration of what Sir Edmund Hillary had to say after he made several unsuccessful attempts at climbing Mount Everest before he finally did so. After one of those failed attempts, he stood at the base of the mountain and shook his fist at it, and shouted: “I will defeat you yet, because […]

Power of the Eucharist

The Power of the Blessed Eucharist

April 16th, 2014 in Catholic Sermons by franselm 0

My dear friends, today is Holy Thursday, the day Christ gave us the greatest gift ever—His Body and Blood left permanently on earth for us in the Blessed Eucharist and I was just wondering how seriously we consider what is going on when we receive Holy Communion. John 6:56 says: “Whoever eats my flesh and […]

How Faith Works

How Faith Works

April 15th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

In Matt 15:28 we read: “Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” It is amazing how many people got what they wanted from Jesus because they hung in with Jesus no matter what obstacle stood on the way. In order to get the attention of Jesus, Bartimeus had […]

Destined for Heaven by Reconciliation

Destined for Heaven by Reconciliation

March 11th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 4

2 Corinthians 5:20 says: “We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” The greatest gift of God to humanity is that we are not destined for hell; No, we are destined for heaven by reconciliation. In the first place, no sin is greater than the Blood of Christ and there is no sin […]

Relationship with God

Who Do You Say That I Am

February 25th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I was just reflecting on the question Jesus asked His disciples: “Who do people say that I am… and who do you say that I am” (Matt 16:13-18) and it dawned on me that the fulfillment of God’s creative purpose in our lives is dependent upon a direct channel of grace between God and us. […]

Heir of God Most High

You are God’s First Son

February 17th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 3

Waooh! Look at this scriptural passage “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16). Hmmmmm! That is really cool. The reason is that it raises the questions as to what we think about ourselves,

Cherish What You Have

February 12th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

In one of my readings this morning, I came across a verse from Rev 3:11 which says: “Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.” As I began to reflect on this verse, it occurred to me that many a time, in life, it is easy to lose […]

Power of the Mind

The Power of the Mind

February 9th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I was just thinking about Romans 12:2 which says: “Be ye transformed by the renewal of your minds.” It seems to me that God’s tactics in changing our destiny is by changing the way we think—the trans­formation of the mind.

Power of His Blood in my Life

The Power of His Blood in my life

February 5th, 2014 in Articles by franselm 0

Have you ever thought of what you are receiving when you come to communion? Do you know that, for those who come with the power of faith and proper disposition, receiving the Blood of Jesus Christ is to receive the most powerful force both in heaven and on earth; a force that can accomplish everything […]

Determine to succeed

January 16th, 2014 in Featured by franselm 0

I was just reading some passages from my own book “Beating the Odds” and came across this passage.  “In your efforts to achieve, succeed and maximize your opportunities, you need to strive beyond the easiest goals and reach beyond the merely obvious. The question is:  What did you do yesterday? What have you done today? […]

Immanuel, The Christmas Message

2010 Christmas Message

December 10th, 2010 in Articles by franselm 0
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). The prophesy of Isaiah regarding the birth of Christ came at time when the Arameans and the rest of Israel threatened to attack the land of Judah and make […]
The Sign Of The Cross

The Sign Of The Cross

December 21st, 2009 in Catholic Traditions by franselm 0

The Sign of the Cross is absolutely ancient, rooted not only in the Old Testament but also in the New. In Ezekiel chapter 9, we read, “And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark upon the foreheads of the men that sign” (Ezekiel […]