Mike Acheson

ISSUES OF FAITH: The life of Jesus: Uncomplicated but meaningful

YOU MAY WONDER, as I have, why Good Friday is considered “good” when it is the day that Jesus the Messiah was nailed to the… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Humility, humbleness are the path to inner peace

A LONG TIME ago in a galaxy far, far away (cue the “Star Wars” music) I worked with juvenile felons at a place called Echo… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Putting God’s plans ahead of your own expectations

IT CAN BE a rather scary leap approaching God. What does that mean, approaching God? You’re putting out feelers, seeing and wondering if he exists,… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Seeking to feed and shelter your soul

THIS CAT SHOWED up on our doorstep about a year ago. We seemed to have a lot of cats in our yard, as we have… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Always remember that God is truth

EDITH STEIN, A Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz used to say that “if we seek truth, then we seek God, whether we realize… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Terminal joy through faith

STEPHANIE PACKER IS a 37 year old mother of four, who was diagnosed with terminal scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, eight years ago. Packer was given… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Look for life’s answers in the gospels

AS WE SEE an increase in those individuals who believe in “nothing” or “nones,” as they are commonly called, we see an increase in a… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: All beings crave unity

AS A SOCIETY, as a culture, as a people most of us crave unity. In our families we’d like to set the bar a little… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Filling a God-shaped hole

attending a university, money in my pocket, virtually no adult supervision — I felt a longing… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Say ‘Here I am’ to God

AT ONE POINT, many years ago, my wife and I had five teenagers living under our roof. Honestly, the memories are a blur. We ate… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Getting to know God might make eternity heavenly

I VISIT MY mom as often as I can as she lives in an assisted living place in Bellevue. The thing you notice right away… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Advent signals the coming of Jesus

YOU MIGHT HAVE never heard of Sean Parker, but you probably use his product. Parker is Facebook’s founding president. In a recent story on Axios.com,… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Find true peace as children of God

IT IS ALWAYS nice to find out about something that improves your day or your life. It might be a particular author that suddenly grabs… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Check your ego and ask Jesus for help

HEAVEN OR HELL, one thing we know for sure is that our soul is meant for eternity. Our words, our actions, our faith, will hold… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: God is nearer to us than we think

WOW, THE FIRST day of September. Should we say that it was another summer that went way too quick, or a joyous summer that we… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: What do we truly have to worry about?

GERMAN CARDINAL GERHARD Müller was not pushed out, despite international news reports. The Associated Press said in a story I read July 2 that “Pope… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Let the Holy Spirit guide you in all things

“WITH GOD, YOU are never alone.” If you are a Christian of any stripe you have probably heard this a hundred or more times. When… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: God is in the details when it comes to miracles

THE WHOLE IDEA of miracles is sometimes hard for us to wrap our minds around. Some of my favorite subjects to talk about or address… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Invite Jesus into your life and heart with no regrets

IT IS GOOD Friday, and in two days, we celebrate the most important date on the Christian calendar: Easter. Paul tells us that our “faith… Continue reading