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Never Too Early – Prayerful Tuesday

  I’m so sorry this post is late but life just seems to interfere at times, especially during Holy Week. But I did want to talk about “life.” No, not the meaning of life but rather how fragile life is. In the last two weeks two friends have passed on to next life. One was…

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Party with Prostitutes – Prayerful Tuesday

Last week a friend posted this video of Dr. Tony Compolo and I thought I’d share it with you this morning. I really don’t need to add anything except the following two requests. If you know someone who is in need of love give it to them. Don’t let stereotypes get in the way of…

Mudslide Oso Washington, 
photo from Headline and Global News, 
March 27, 2014

Prayers of Compassion, Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

  In the last week I have watched the reports from the mudslide in Oso Washington and my heart is so with sorrow for all the victims lost and recovered alive. Last night I used this picture as my prayer focus and found it rich in prayers for all the victims and the responders of…

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Less Than Perfect – Prayerful Tuesday

  John Bell is one of my favorite composers and lyricists.  He writes music that reaches deep inside of me and calls to me.  Most of his hymns are short chant type pieces that I am able to sing all day.  On Sunday we sang one of my favorites “Take, O Take Me As I…

Surrender – Prayerful Tuesday

“. . . too often we resist the urge to turn our hearts to God, for this might entail some serious and inconvenient changes in our lives.”  Jamal Rahman, Out of Darkness into Light This past week has been interesting.  You see I am coming to a place where I have to let go of…

Thank You – Prayerful Tuesday

32 Let the afflicted see it and be glad! You who seek God— let your hearts beat strong again — Psalm 69: 32 (CEB) 30 But I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth; among a great crowd I will praise God! — Psalm 109:30 (CEB) This past January John and I visited Boston…

Re-Membering Our God Connection, Prayerful Tuesday

Re-Membering Our God Connection For the Celtic Christian their religious life and their everyday life were tightly bound together.  They filled their days with prayer beginning with prayers of thanksgiving for waking up and continuing on to making the fire and milking the cow, all the way to prayers of thanks for the day as…

To Offend the Pharisees – Prayerful Tuesday

Matthew 5;20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. For some reason one of the major meanings of Matt 5: 20 keeps popping up on FaceBook, newspapers, lots of places.  I keep seeing cartoons and memes like these all over the…

Intention as a Spiritual Practice – Prayerful Tuesday

  Matthew 5:13-20: (NRSV)   13You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot.    14You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.…

Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

Desert Times January is a month of quiet stillness, the stillness of snow falling, the stillness of early darkness. It is time when the earth sleeps waiting for the renewal of life coming in future months.  January is a desert time, a time when the darkness can overwhelm us with emptiness, and loneliness.  For some the…