Author Archives: mcalcagno

About mcalcagno

Living by faith and striving to know Him and to make Him known

Hold On To Jesus

It is said the tighter we try to grab on to the things of this world the more they slip through our fingers.  If I just do this or if we can just get to this point then everything will … Continue reading

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Praise And Worship

Tune your spirit to align with God.  When you find yourself in that moment you will know it.  There is nothing like it.  I have very few words to share with you this morning as my faith is best expressed … Continue reading

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Be Thankful

There is significant power in gratitude.  It is one of the forces that can truly impact our perspective.  The attitude of gratitude drives us to reflect and reconsider, it encourages a  shift in focus on what is good, instead of … Continue reading

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Self-Assessment

Here is a difficult thing to do on our faith journey.  And like everything else this is not a one and done check box in life…it is ongoing, it is a process, it is not something we should do alone.  … Continue reading

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My Rock, My Fortress And My Deliverer

The Book of Psalms is filled with songs and prayers of David that express a wide range of emotions.  As you may know I believe in the power of music and its ability to stir us up in the deepest … Continue reading

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Shine The Light

When we believe, when we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who lived and died and was resurrected to save us…we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  When we can come to the Cross and confess … Continue reading

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Persistence

As of last night our area in the upper Midwest has received 16 inches of snow in the last week.  Last night, another 4-5 inches fell and it will continue to snow until this afternoon, we may get more on … Continue reading

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Our Hearts And Minds

What are the thoughts and things that stir up your heart and your mind?  Sometimes, we make it too easy for evil to ensnare us.  We get so easily distracted and consumed by the things of this world and forget … Continue reading

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God’s Love

It is uncomprehendable for our finite minds…in the Book of Ephesians chapter 3 Paul writes a prayer for the Ephesians…“…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp … Continue reading

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Be Humble

When we take time to reflect and think about how we interact with others and what our relationships with others look like, what do we see?  Are we good listeners?  Do we seek feedback?  How do we handle missteps or … Continue reading

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