Rocco DiTrolio
Missionary to Argentina
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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 »


 

Thoughts from Ellen- Resolutions 2008

December 26th, 2007

Resolutions

It’s January and that means it is time to make a new years resolution. Well this year I am on strike. I will make no resolutions, no new goals or plans for this year. Every year prior to this one I have made my list like all the other hopeful people in the world. So what stopped me? I believe that it is important to set goals; but are most New Years resolutions reasonable goals or unrealistic fantasies? I have decided that making a new years resolution is a set up for failure. Most of us will say that we want to lose weight, (it really must be the number one resolution…..don’t you think?) Some will decide they will be more punctual and others will decide to make changes in the bad habits that they want to be rid of. Read the rest of this entry »