Monday, July 13
Shadow

Shhhhh!

Christianity, Discernment, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
shhhh listen.    shhhh! silence for a brief sparkling moment as the musical interlude suspends and readies for its crashing finale. (c) 2010, T. Stewart Lenten Reflection Palm Sunday The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back. I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; my face I did not shield from buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced; I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame.  -Isaiah 50:4-7 Thoughts Random Thought:  Isaiah was a Spiritual Director!  God gave him two things:  the ability to hear and ...

amazing grace

Christianity, Discernment, Grace, Lenten Journey Participants, Love, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
amazing grace i was blind, but now i see the message of amazing grace that calls to me from where? that building on the corner with the pretty windows? that one with the sign board outside? that edifice over there with the golden columns? no.  closer.   (c) 2010 T. Stewart Lenten Reflection I will make with them a covenant of peace; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them, and I will multiply them, and put my sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling shall be with them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Thus the nations shall know that it is I, the LORD, who make Israel holy, when my sanctuary shall be set up among them forever.   -Ezekiel 37:26-28 Thoughts I will put my sanctuary among them forever. It is I, the Lord, who makes Israel holy, when my sanctuary s...

Go, Go, Power Rangers

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Lenten Reflection Week 6 Day 5 I love you, O LORD, my strength, O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer. My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold! Praised be the LORD, I exclaim, and I am safe from my enemies. The breakers of death surged round about me, the destroying floods overwhelmed me; The cords of the nether world enmeshed me, the snares of death overtook me. In my distress I called upon the LORD and cried out to my God; From God’s temple the LORD heard my voice, and my cry reached God’s ears. -Psalm 18:2-7 Thoughts I just had this silly image of a Saturday morning show…Power Rangers.  The typical scenario is that the hero, the Power Ranger, is doing what heroes do then they run into difficulty as their normal selves.  In the case of Po...