Archive for May, 2010

Friday, May 21st, 2010

emotional whiplash

Pete wrote this on what he calls emotional whiplash.  It was very moving.  So I wrote the following in response: As I read this post, I am recalling John 16 when Jesus said, “in the world you WILL..” not might but will “…have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” That’s the point […]

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Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Praying as breathing

Finally, this idea of breathing and spirituality caused me to think of the circling prayers that are part of the Celtic Christian tradition.  Circling prayers, or Caims, usually involve praying for blessing/positive things to be in and curses/negative things to be out.  And it is much like the discussion of breathing in the things of […]

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Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Immortal diamond

Another Irish poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote this poem about the transformation that occurs through Christ and sharing in his resurrection: Enough! the Resurrection, A heart’s-clarion! Away grief’s gasping, ‘ joyless days, dejection. Across my foundering deck shone A beacon, an eternal beam. ‘ Flesh fade, and mortal trash Fall to the residuary worm; ‘ […]

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Saturday, May 15th, 2010

His blood upon the rose

The discussion tonight at LGBC about Holy Ground caused me to think of the following poem (which I adore) called I See His Blood upon the Rose, by Irish poet Joseph Mary Plunkett: I see his blood upon the rose And in the stars the glory of his eyes, His body gleams amid eternal snows, […]

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Saturday, May 15th, 2010

He uplifts

Woke up this morning with two songs in my head.  One was the old 70s song that goes “Put hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water”.  Sorry, just don’t know the title of it.  The other was the Waterboys song “This is the Sea”.  Both songs speak to an enlarged awareness […]

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Monday, May 10th, 2010

Less time

I’ve decided I’m going to spend less time overall on electronic media.  There’s an entire REAL world out there to explore.  So, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to stop right now…get some physical activity, get some sunshine on my skin and make some Vitamin D. Peace to you fellow traveler! Who knows…maybe […]

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Monday, May 10th, 2010

Does TV Control You

Followed this link from a guy on twitter.  I would throw internet and video games in with that.  Actually any electronic media can fit it.  Watch it and see if you don’t get convicted!

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