Rocco DiTrolio
Missionary to Argentina
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Great is thy Faithfulness! Ellen DiTrolio

August 17th, 2008

Great is thy Faithfulness!

“For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens, your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.” Psalm 108:4 (NLT)

On the nights that I have a hard time falling asleep, (unfortunately there are many) when
praying, reading, getting out of bed, or having a cup of hot chocolate don’t work, I resort to my final sleeping method: Using the letters of the alphabet to describe the attributes of God. (Awesome, Bountiful, Constant) … I know simple minds, simple pleasures! There are many nights when I go through the list two or three times before I sleep. (The goal is to use a different word each time around!) But I always stop and linger on the letter “F” because I always use the same word: “Faithful”, God has truly been faithful to me. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Bitter or Better? By Ellen DiTrolio

June 6th, 2008

Bitter or Better?

“Work at peace at living with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” Hebrews 12:14-15 (NLT)

It’s a fact…life always isn’t easy. The truth is that people will let you down and that bad things happen to good people. Very few people go throughout life without facing a disappointment, a crisis or a tragedy. What is interesting to see, is how each person faces that crisis and even more so, how they are after the crisis. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Attitudes towards Unity by Rocco Di Trolio

March 24th, 2008

Attitudes towards Unity

“Be completely humble and gentle, be patient bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)

As Christians our attitudes are of supreme important. Paul speaks of three critical
virtues in our walk with God. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Your Father Loves YOU by Rocco DiTrolio

February 16th, 2008

Your Father Loves YOU!

I remember when our first son was born. What an incredible feeling to know that God had gifted us with this child. Throughout the years I’ve learned how to love him, understand him and to give him what he needs. It was fun to be able to give him gifts that first Christmas (he was only two weeks old) but as he grew and came to understand the value of a gift, it was even more satisfying to be able to give him what he wanted. As he grew and came to realize the he could actually ask me for something, it gave me great pleasure to be able to respond to his request. Now that both of our boys are older (and the cost of the gift seems to be getting higher each year!) I still enjoy giving them gifts. Read the rest of this entry »


 

The Alabaster Box by Ellen DiTrolio

January 27th, 2008

The Alabaster Box

There will always be critics. It seems at times that no matter what you do, it just isn’t good enough for some people. There will be times when others just won’t understand the motives behind your actions. That’s when we really need to rethink why we do what we do? Matthew 26:6-13 tells us the story of a woman who gave the best she could for her savior and then was actually criticized for it.

Matthew 26:6 begins our story: “There came to him (Jesus) a woman having an alabaster box of very precious perfume and poured it on his head as he sat eating.” Sounds beautiful right? Well listen to verse eight. “But when the disciples saw it they had indignation saying “why this waste? They asked. This perfume could have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.” Read the rest of this entry »