Most loving Father, you will us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on the One who cares for us. Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us theContinue reading “Prayers in my grief”
Some songs have meaning in my heart. Some songs just remind me of Dad’s faith.
A few weeks ago there was a song that was sung in a prayer service as our diocese prepared to elect a new bishop. It was new so it was hard to follow and sing. I knew it was probably a newer one from another source so I looked it up. It’s a beautiful songContinue reading “Songs in my grief”
Last Sunday I needed the Body of Christ. I needed the deep traditions of the Church to carry me. I was away from home, my dad had just passed, a hard week lay ahead.
I love the Body of Christ. We’ve done a good job of messing up the vision of Christ’s body in the conservative evangelical church in America, yet… there is this magnificent Body of Christ that endures and thrives all over the world. This hymn was used in our Second Sunday of Lent and one verseContinue reading “The Church”
Our Old Testament Scripture reading for this Sunday (2nd Sunday of Lent) is from Genesis 15. Abram was doubting the promises of God. He didn’t have a son. He wasn’t getting any younger. How would it happen? God shows up. I thought of this song reading this text:
A song for our time of prayer lifting up Ukraine and their plight. Though the nations rage, kingdoms rise and fallThere is still one King reigning over allSo I will not fear for this truth remainsThat my God is, the Ancient of Days None above Him, none before HimAll of time in His handsFor HisContinue reading “Ancient of Days”
Isaiah 58 will be my grounding text for Lent. I can get caught up in fasting “correctly” and making sure I do some readings. What I am challenged in this season is the walk I have in this world.
I was at a conference this week and this song was used in one of our worship times. It deeply moved me. I am finding when I am coming across new music that moves me this deeply it is from Maverick City right now.
Deuteronomy 6:10-12 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and oliveContinue reading “Remembering the Lord in times of well-being”