Three Times a Day I Cry Out (Psalm 55, Weekly Word)

For our Friday Psalm, we are skipping ahead to Psalm 55.  Go ahead and read it. The first fifteen verses of this Psalm reveal a man in anguish and despair.  Apparently a close friend of David's has betrayed him, which hurts more than any attacks from his enemies.  Following this he writes: 16 As for … Continue reading Three Times a Day I Cry Out (Psalm 55, Weekly Word)

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#59 – The Divine Hours by Phyllis Tickle (100 Favorite Books)

I will admit I am a pretty cruddy prayer.  I have long desired to take time each day to pray and have often struggled.  Reading books? No problem.  Sitting in some sort of silence and reflection?  My mind wanders. This is why I am grateful I discovered the ancient practice of Fixed-Hour Prayer, and along … Continue reading #59 – The Divine Hours by Phyllis Tickle (100 Favorite Books)

Praying and Working (Thoughts on Prayer Inspired by CS Lewis)

Nearly everyone prays at some point.  Christians, Muslims, Jews and probably even skeptics may ask the heavens or inquire of the great beyond.  Those of us who are Christians address God, our loving Father and Divine Parent, in the name of Jesus Christ in the strength of the Holy Spirit (we pray in Trinity...but that's … Continue reading Praying and Working (Thoughts on Prayer Inspired by CS Lewis)

My Opinion on Muslim Call To Prayer at Duke University

Last week Duke University was going to begin sounding the Muslim call to prayer each Friday before a few prominent Christians (Franklin Graham) spoke out against it.  Duke's goal seemed to be to make their campus more welcoming to the diverse students who go there.  The same chapel sounds bells on Sunday to announce the … Continue reading My Opinion on Muslim Call To Prayer at Duke University

Some Thoughts On Lent Inspired by the Rule of St. Benedict

From the Rule of St. Benedict: "We advise that during these days of Lent he guard his life with all purity and at the same time wash away during these holy days all the shortcomings of other times" St. Benedict (2011-04-30). The Rule of St. Benedict (Kindle Locations 732-733). PlanetMonk Books. Kindle Edition. "During these days, … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Lent Inspired by the Rule of St. Benedict