Thursday Thoughts: Being In The Moment

This past Thursday was Major League Baseball’s long-awaited Opening Day.  This past weekend continued the kickoff celebration of the baseball season throughout Opening Day Weekend.  There is something different that makes Major League Baseball’s Opening Day stand out more than the other sports’ season kickoffs.  What is it about this day/weekend that makes you feel … Read More 

Thursday Thoughts: We Are Called To Encourage People

Maybe you are already prepared for this holiday season with your tree and your decorations up and all of your gifts bought (or Santa is helping you out) but, how prepared are you to encounter Jesus?  How prepared is your heart?  All of us experience obstacles and challenges that we have to face in our … Read More 

Thursday Thoughts: Leaving A Legacy

Yesterday we celebrated the feast of St. Nicholas!  He left a legacy of protecting the poor and giving gifts to children in need.  The tradition associated with this feast is to leave out a shoe or stocking the night before this feast day with the hope of waking up to small gifts and treats.  One … Read More 

Thursday Thoughts: Take Nothing For Granted

We can be thankful on a daily basis for all of our blessings.  I am positive that everyone has caught a glimpse of a moment in professional and/or amateur sports where an athlete blesses themselves before going up to bat, after a touchdown, after a big play, and even after a game, etc.  We can … Read More 

Thursday Thoughts: When Times Are Tough, We Must Look At The Positives

There has been recent incidences in the past few weeks that have raised many concerns on maintaining peace in our world.  In particular, an attack was taken place on people who were vulnerable while attending a prayerful service and another act of violence was a fight between two professional athletes.  The synagogue attack in Pittsburgh, … Read More 

Thursday Thoughts: A Message of Faith

In sports, it is not uncommon to run into an opponent who trash talks to you and/or your teammates, gives you a cheap shot, or even starts an actual fist fight.  Some might say that these opponents are sore losers and just do everything they can to win, even if that means playing dirty.  Sometimes … Read More 

Thursday Thoughts: Open The Door

The Church recently recognized St. Padre Pio’s feast day this past Sunday, September, 23rd.  A few days earlier, on September 20th, we also recognized the feast day of when St. Padre Pio received the stigmata.  The stigmata is known to many as the wounds of Christ for the wounds that appear on a person’s body … Read More 

Thursday Thoughts: There Is Something On The Other Side

Good Afternoon Team Chaplains, Welcome to Thursday’s Thoughts from the ISSCD!  This campaign has been created to assist you, our chaplains, by providing you with different resources on a regular basis that are already out in the world and bringing them right to your computer screen/cellular device.  You are more than welcome to use these … Read More