I found that as I slowed down and focused on my relationship with God during Lent, He worked in my heart in some amazing ways. Out of this season of reflection and penitence came a deeper and more profound understanding of "the good times."
As we start the fourth week of Advent, I hope you'll join me in praying through part of today's Advent Gospel reading from the Book of Common Prayer.
28:1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was … Continue reading He Is Risen
Below is a re-post from last year, but it is what I'm meditating on today. May the Lord use the words and music in your life as you reflect on what Jesus has done for each of us. 28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus … Continue reading It Is Finished: Good Friday (4/2/2021)
Remind me of Your love for those with whom I disagree and help me to treat them as those who are dearly loved.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.Ephesians 6:18 Father, I come before You today and ask that You will create in me a constant sensitivity to the things of Your Spirit. … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 8/1/2020
4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 7/25/2020
May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 15:5-6 (NLT) Loving Father, I ask today … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 7/15/2020
Be completely humble and gentle.
Alice Patterson is a dear friend whose love and grace never cease to amaze me. In light of everything that has been happening recently, I asked her if she would be willing to share some of the thoughts that she had shared with me with you, my dear readers. She graciously agreed. In a time … Continue reading Guest Post: A Letter to My Sisters and Brothers