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Joseph Mazzella

Beginning, Middle and End

"This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another." (1 John 3:11 NLT)It was a late Winter’s day.  I was 25 years old and at the one place I never wanted to be.  I was sitting in a hospital by my dying Mom’s bedside.  For...

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Contageous

After over a year of staying home and hiding behind our masks in public my children and I finally got our vaccine shots. The Covid 19 pandemic had gripped the world with fear for so long and it was so joyous feeling safe again after just two tiny jabs from a needle....

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Boring

"This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NLT) I was lying in bed yesterday afternoon after a big dinner. The television had nothing on that interested me. The book I was trying to read seemed boring too. Finally I put...

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Special Needs

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine...

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In the Now

"Look here, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.' How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then...

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A Far Better Companion

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18 NIV) I was dog sitting for my daughter the other day while she got some work done in her house. ...

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What Is Aging?

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." (Phil. 1:6 ESV)I am 54 years old now.  Actually I should say my body is 54 years old now.  On the inside   I am still a bit confused about it all. ...

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Embrace Each Moment

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." (1 Cor. 10:13 NIV) I have literally wasted years of my life.  Oh, it didn’t happen all at once.  It was a few minutes here and a few minutes there, but in the end it has added...

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Soak up the Sun

"Freely you have received; freely give." (Matthew 10:8 NIV)For the first time in ten days the clouds cleared, the blue sky appeared, and the sun came out this morning. It rose over the trees and kissed the world with its light. The snow and frost on the ground...

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