The Bible - it's a big book when you're looking through it for something written specifically to and for you.

The Bible Draft is a fun and creative way to connect your experiences, thoughts, and feelings directly to the words of Scripture. Played similar to the format of a fantasy football league with the commeraderie among players in your league, the creativity of team names, and the personalization of Scripture passages just for you, the Bible Draft is a worthwhile challenge for those who have never opened the Bible before as well as for anyone else at any stage in the journey.

AoB 2028 Deacon Formation Class Begins 2024 Bible Draft!

To the participants of the AoB 2028 Deacon Formation Class Bible Draft - may you be turned to fertile soil as the Word of God is cast richly into your hearts and minds in this, your Bible Draft! With great confidence, Bible Draft prays for joy in your discovery and encounter of our Lord in the wisdom of and pages of Scripture! “All Scripture is inspired by God … that the man of God may be complete …” - May you have all the grace necessary for this journey!

Reflection Spotlight
Are you thirsty?

Psalms 143:6
6 I stretch out my hands toward you, my soul to you like a parched land. Selah

Lent 2020 was extra "Lental", am I right?

It some how seemed appropriate that the churches were shut down, no Mass, no Eucharist, no Stations of the Cross, or fellowship and meals beforehand.  Truly devoid of all the "trappings".   Just me, in the silence, and my prayer life.

It coulda/woulda/shoulda been soooooooooo easy to fall into despair, loose interest in my faith, because there was none of the "razzle dazzle" to keep my interest.  And wane it did!  

But then an amazing thing happened when I had given up hope of ever returning to Mass and receiving the Eucharist.  I literally became STARVING for the Eucharist. 

My daily prayers now included "I long for the day the faithful can return physically to the Lord.  I miss you Jesus.  Never ever again let me take receiving you for granted."

The first time I was able to return to Mass and receive the Lord in the Eucharist after the long shutdown I was an absolute mess!  I cried through the first half of Mass and then again while receiving the Eucharist and yet again in the parking lot, my emotions all over the place and totally overwhelming me.

This remained how I approached the Eucharist for several months.  But.......being the fickle, flawed, failed human that I am, I am embarrassed to admit that the exuberance, commitment, excitement, hunger faded.  

Church became stale again.  I became far away from the Lord.  

So this Lent, and truth be told, I hope for the rest of my life, I will pray, mean, have etched on my heart

"I stretch out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land."