God Is A Great Fisherman

In much of Latin America, there is a 9-day “novena” in December leading up to Christmas. It’s not the prayer card type of novena you might have heard of in the States. It’s a big activity each night, visiting homes and sharing scripture and reflection and prayer and food. This last novena in Chontal, I…

The One Behind Everything

Back over a year ago, I arrived in a village in Ecuador to bring some good news: some gifts from their relatives back in the States and someone in the name of God to share the message of God’s love and closeness. It was a very special time for me and for the local people,…

The Wows Make Us Like Him

When I was a teen, I was a big Boston Celtics fan. And a bigger Larry Bird fan. Larry Bird was not physically the most gifted basketball player. He came from a working-class, rural background – a simple life of hard work. But you could tell he loved the game. He gave everything he had…