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Joseph Mazzella

What Can Be…

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation" (2 Cor 5:17-18 NIV) Albert Einstein once said, "Most people see...

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Time to Live

"There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven." (Eccl. 3:1) The longer I live the more I realize just how precious a thing time is. Time is our most valuable resource. It is the one thing that we would all like to have more of. The...

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The Pursuit of Happiness

"You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever." (Ps. 16:11 NASU) There is a wonderful quote from Ben Franklin that always makes me laugh and smile. It goes, "The Declaration of...

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Pay Attention

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." (Ps 19:1 NIV) God gave me another gentle reminder of what is essential this morning. I was rushing around trying to get too many things done at once and not doing any of them very well....

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Our own Sauce

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Eph 2:10  NIV) I have been trying for the last few weeks to reproduce our family’s homemade spaghetti sauce. It hasn’t been easy. My first...

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My Old Car

"Consider the work of God, For who is able to straighten what He has bent? In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider — God has made the one as well as the other." (Eccl 7:13-14 13 NASU) Almost 20 years ago when I was still a college...

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Loving Design

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard." (Ps. 19:1-3 NIV) My children and I decided...

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It’s Good to be Loved…

"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."  (1 John 4:11-12 NIV) We have a saying in our house that goes, "It’s good to be...

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I Could not Find It

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." (1 John 4:8  NIV) I just couldn’t find it. I looked everywhere. I read through my Bible again and again. I looked in all the inspirational books I own. I checked out the other sacred texts as well. I...

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