Archive for July, 2010

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Artist's Prayer

Ben Avery wrote the following really cool prayer and thought it would be well quoted here: Creator, Whose canvas is the universe. Whose tale is history. Who molded me in my mother’s womb. Who made me in your image. Draw me closer to you as I walk in your footsteps as a creator. Guide my […]

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Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Service of the ordinary

Real Live Preacher says that mowing can be a monastic devotion.  Just for the record, in case you don’t know, I hate mowing.  So I found this intriguing.  And I have liked this concept of God in the midst of the ordinary stretches of our lives for a while.  Well, ok, I like the idea […]

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Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Thoughts on suffering

Over the years I’ve heard many a Christian teacher preach the view that when a Christian suffers, that God will use that suffering experience eventually to minister to others.  I have to say, that view has often troubled me.  I don’t think that suffering always has some grandiose purpose.  I don’t think the outcome is always somehow […]

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Friday, July 23rd, 2010

All the elves are leaving

Hey, as of last June, I’ve been blogging for eight years…or is it nine?  Well, a long time either way.  LOL Every now and again I think of leaving the blogoverse….meager as it is now.  Fewer and fewer blogs are remaining these days.  Blogging’s not like it was in hey day.  Back then everyone had […]

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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Alt Lorica

Found the following version of St. Patrick’s Lorica that were incorporated into a hymn, very nice:  I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity, by invocation of the the same, the Three in one and one in Three. I bind this day to me for ever, by power of faith, Christ’s incarnation; […]

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Sister Peace

A poem repost: Sister Peace  Slipping into my dark room, You clasp my hand. You clasp my heart. You raise me up. Sister Peace! Welcome back! Your voice so sweet. Your lover’s song. Oh my, it is so dear to me. Please stay. Please stay.    

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Press on

One of the truly hard things in many recent days is how prolonged the hardship has been.  How long and drawn out it is.  It seems endless.  It has tested my resolve, energy, my peace, my joy, my faith….my whole being really.  It is very wearing.  Listening to Donald Miller this morning, there was more revelation.  He told how, there is the “middle […]

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Inciting incident

It is the nature of every human to seek comfort and security. – Donald Miller Miller goes on to say that if people stay anywhere, for any extended length of time they tend to put down roots and want to stay there.  There fore, he says, change is hard and painful for people.  And, in any good story, […]

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