I like wide margin Bibles because I like to take my own notes. There isn’t a wide enough margin for me to adequately do that over the years, of course, so I am thankful for digital Bibles as well. They allow me to keep expanding notes over time. Continue reading “The notes that serve as reminders”
Verse 16 — “And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.” Continue reading “Fumbling the keys of the Kingdom”
I am tired. Weary. The news… social media… all around I am confronted with how we are behaving as Americans… as Christians…
I am tired. Weary. Continue reading “The refreshing presence of Jesus in the Word”
Do you have particular passages of Scripture where you read them over and over, or come to them regularly on a reading schedule, and you are reminded of when God spoke to you in that passage?
There are a few passages that are radically life-changing for me. They are passages where in that holy moment something radically changed in direction for me. Continue reading “Living in the FRESH word of God”
What is it to “pray without ceasing”? (1 Thess. 5:17)
Hans Urs von Balthasar in his book Engagement with God gives us this thought from Origen: Continue reading “A continual life of prayer”
A prayer for today captured me in light of the horrifying news the past few days of how we are treating children in this political war over immigration. Here is part of that prayer:
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
I had to share this passage:
“OUR PRAYERS ARE honored beyond anything we imagine here on earth. They break through the time barrier to join the eternal worship. Angels bring them before God with reverence and tenderness. The prayers of the faithful are placed upon the altar. At long last those noiseless cries for justice are about to be answered.
Try to enter your time of prayer today with a feeling of gratitude and assurance that your prayers and petitions are heard, that they matter, even if you do not receive the results or answers you want.”
Year with God
Richard J. Foster
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