Tag Archives: Prayer

The Practice of Prayer as Procrastination – Revisited

It has been a week since I posted something … but at the moment, I am in the throes of final paper writing, and don’t have time for a full post today. I have three papers completed … and only … Continue reading

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Embracing a Spirit of Thanksgiving all through the year

I have enjoyed reading my friends’ facebook statuses over the last few weeks. Many have been writing about the things and persons for whom they are thankful, and it has been neat to see people espouse an attitude of gratitude. … Continue reading

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Live the Lament

Yesterday I wrote about the lack of and need for lament in Christian worship. Today I would like to continue that theme. In my post for World Communion Sunday, I shared a story about Sister Peggy, who I had the … Continue reading

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Balance: Praise and Lament

Since starting my blog, it was my goal to post something at least once a week. Some weeks I have exceeded my goal … and there have been a few times when I have not. L The last few weeks … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday

This post includes excerpts of the sermon I shared with my congregation at Smithville UMC today. The Gospel lesson used was from John 17. Today is World Communion Sunday, a day when all Christians everywhere, throughout the globe, remember Christ’s … Continue reading

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Hope and Home

I went home to Indiana for a quick visit this week. I had an appointment for my physical for the Board of Ordained Ministry – and it was my birthday, so it was great to spend a few days with … Continue reading

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Liberation Theology, prayer, and some other ramblings

I realize that it has been over a week since my last post. Time just seems to be flying by. Before we know it, Christmas will be here, and then once the New Year comes, my graduation from seminary will … Continue reading

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Three Palmfuls of God

For my Liturgical Prayer class, one of our assignments in the upcoming week is to do morning and evening prayers in the Celtic tradition, taken from Esther DeWaal’s book Every Earthly Blessing: Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition. I read through some … Continue reading

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A God who is both near and far …

I took a convertible ride around 10:00 last night. Although it was a bit brisk, I wore a jacket and put the windows up with the heat on. I just needed to be out in the open air, with the … Continue reading

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The Question of Prayer and other Random Ramblings

Since I started my blog in February this is the longest I have gone without posting something. Quite honestly in the last two weeks I have written, discarded, rewritten and tossed several potential posts. These writings have helped me process … Continue reading

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