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Joseph Mazzella

The Best or the Worst

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Rom. 8:28 NIV) It was the first day of Spring here but it didn’t feel like it.  The Coronavirus Pandemic was sweeping the globe and...

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One Family

"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God..." (Eph 2:19 ESV) When I was a boy our extended, immigrant family would sometimes gather together at my Great Aunt's tiny house over the...

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Home for the Holidays

"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your...

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 Walk the Road

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Rom. 8:28 NIV) I had the strangest dream last night. I was walking down a dirt road with snowy woods on either side of me. I was all alone....

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When we Grow…

"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." (James 1:2-4 ESV) An...

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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,...

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Exercise Your Soul

"Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come." (1 Tim. 4:6 NLT) Almost every morning for the last 25 years I have exercised my body. It is nothing too strenuous. It is just a light...

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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 before others, that...

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