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thanks to dogsbody on flickr for the photo Birther of the human race You summon the day to dawn And call us to live in communion Lord Jesus Christ, Light of the world, By your cross you have overcome all darkness that oppresses. Come and shine on us in our communities That we may grow and live together in your love Which makes [...]
I feel like I’m surrounded by pain and heartache right now - in my family (my siblings), with my neighbors, in my city, in my state - it’s all feeling very heavy in my soul right now. The shootings in Denver and Colorado Springs just add to that weight. I hurt for the families affected [...]
I’m going to post something from Mark Driscoll, agree with it and prayerfully learn from it and grow through it. Yeah, I’m feeling a bit woozy but it’s gotta be done. Here’s a transcript (ht: Bob Hyatt, ht: Justin Taylor) of a bit from the beginning of a statement from Mars Hill pastor and recent outspoken [...]
From Rick Safeguard Jamie in the sanctuary of your love O God. Shelter him this day in the shelter of your arms. God to enfold him God to surround him God in his watching God in his hope God in his sleeping God in his dark night. Bring him in to the new light of [...]
As I’ve mentioned several times here, I grew up in the charismatic/pentecostal tradition. One of the wonderful things about that tradition is that I KNEW that God heard me, spoke to me and was present and involved in my life. I do not recall ever doubting that beyond blips here and there. One of [...]
Mine is coming, honestly. I have to go pick up Shayel from school and then I’ll put my thoughts to the keys and you’ll have my contribution this evening (Mountain Time). In the meantime, be sure to check out what’s going on in blog land today as people write about prayer…there are lots and lots of [...]
picture used with permission from imageafter a Maasai Creed thanks to Mike We believe in the one High God, who out of love created the beautiful world and everything good in it. He created man and wanted man to be happy in the world. God loves the world and every nation and tribe on the earth. We [...]
Photo by KoAn Thanks to Samir and Faith House Manhattan A Sabbath Poem (St. John of the Cross) WHAT IS GRACE? ~ by St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) “What is grace?” I asked God. And He said, “All that happens.” Then He added, when I looked perplexed, “Could not lovers say that every moment in their Beloved’s arms was grace? Existence is my arms, though I well [...]