Entries by Nan Balfour

The Christian Witness: How to Defeat Evil

ARTICLE – Much more painful and difficult than turning the cheek to be slapped again is to forgive one who hurts you, takes from you, or asks too much of you. How can we possibly be expected to do this? In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour brings to light that Jesus goes further than teaching how to mitigate evil; he trains his disciples how to defeat it.

Everyday Prophecy

ARTICLE – Christians are given a special gift of prophecy through Baptism, allowing them to act on Holy Spirit promptings to help build up the Church, one soul to another. In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour shares two experiences that challenged her to respond to her baptismal anointing to help build up the Church.

Keeping Faith Like St. Peter

ARTICLE – Have you stumbled during this Lenten season? In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour shares an example of when St. Peter stumbled and encourages us to find faith and hope in his words.

It’s About Time

ARTICLE – Is time a divine creation or a human idea? Measuring time is a worthy invention, but let us consider the question of authority; who is serving whom? In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour delves into this topic and proposes a solution to the tension that arises when your responsibilities start to pull you in multiple directions.

Becoming Saints by Working from Within

ARTICLE – It is when trials overburden the Church, the Holy Spirit works to form leader saints; men and women of faith who step up and work from within to reform her. Are you being called to step forward? In this week’s Pilgrim Log, Nan Balfour explores this very topic and encourages us to strive to be saints.

Cultivating Holy Relationships

ARTICLE – Holy relationships are important, and God wants us to have them. How does one cultivate a holy relationship? Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Events Coordinator, Nan Balfour provides some great examples of holy relationships and offers some encouragement for you to apply this in your daily journey of life.

What Should We Pray for our Children?

ARTICLE – God knows what our children need better than we ever can, but he does expect us, parents, to act in our God-given authority over our children. Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Events Coordinator, Nan Balfour shares an exchange between Jesus and the mother (Salome) of His Apostles, James and John. Every parent should be inspired, take courage, and be challenged by Salome’s example.

How to Bring Light to the Darkness

ARTICLE – Do you share the light of Christ with others? This can be a challenge for some of us. Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Event Coordinator, Nan Balfour shares a creative way she shared her faith with a family member and encourages us all to be a ray of hope.

God’s Invitation

ARTICLE – If you receive an invitation from God to deepen your relationship with him, how would you respond? Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Event Coordinator, Nan Balfour offers some helpful resources to prepare you, when you hear “come, follow me.”

Becoming the Body of Christ

ARTICLE – What is a Holy Day of Obligation? Who is called to make up the Body of Christ? Pilgrim Center Hope’s Events Coordinator Nan Balfour offers some great insight to help you on your daily pilgrimage of life.