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Joseph Mazzella

My First Review 

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other." (John 13:34) The first review I ever got for my writing happened in the middle of the night. I was a young adolescent going through the pains and trails...

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Say Yes!

"Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field." (James 4:8 MSG) I can remember my Mom telling me once that after I learned to say, "Mama" and "Dada" my third word was "No!" Sadly, I used...

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Just Winter

"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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Mowing the Lawn

"Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude...That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it." (1 Peter 3:8,9b NLT) It had been...

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Pause Button

Descending through four thousand feet, the twin engine Beech Baron was purring like the happiest of felines as it maneuvered through a cloudless sky. Above, twinkling stars were beginning to reveal their positions as the weary pilot prepped his bird for landing....

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Dixie

"Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us." (1 John 4:11-12, NLT) On a cold, snowy day in March my cat, Dixie...

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The Light in His Eyes

"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love,...

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A Little Yellow Face 

"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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The Hill

"So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you." (Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT) "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,...

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