Monthly Archives: March 2011

God can work with us


     Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned … Continue reading

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how much is enough?


The psalm appointed for Morning Prayer today is verses 1-39 of Psalm 78. As Gina and I were praying these lines, I was struck by the contrast the Psalmist makes between the constancy and faithfulness of God and the fickleness … Continue reading

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Living in the Light


Hear me groping in these glooms, Lord, and stretch forth your hand to me. Shed your light on me, call me back from my wanderings. Bring yourself into me so that I may in the same way return to you. … Continue reading

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Lenten Prayer from St. Ambrose of Milan


Lord, you have mercy upon all. Take away from me my sins and mercifully kindle in me the fire of your Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart … Continue reading

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What is Lent for?


One of the things Gina and I are doing for Lent is making time to pray together every weekday morning. We are finding this time together to be a real blessing. We pray the psalm for the day (it can … Continue reading

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Both Paradise AND Calvary, not either/or


“We thinke that Paradise and Calvarie, Christ’s Crosse and Adam’s tree, Stood in one place; Looke, Lord, and finde both Adams in me. As the first Adam’s sweat surrounds my face, May the Last Adam’s blood my soule embrace.” John … Continue reading

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You can’t flunk Lent!


This past Wednesday we began the Season of Lent. There is evidence that Christians have been observing a Season of Lent going back as early as the Fifth Century. However, even before then, as early as the Second Century, we … Continue reading

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