Dear friends, Please join me in taking out 15 minutes to contemplate the state of our soul today: Sacred Space Daily Prayer for November 14, 2013
Obeying God’s Will
When I was younger I had many responsibilities around the house. Once time I felt particularly proud of myself for having cleaned the whole house and then some, so I asked my mom for an allowance. I said something to the effect of, "I do chores every day without getting anything for it, while everyone... Continue Reading →
What does it mean to fear God?
"You may receive this dogma of one great thinker, or that dream of another profound reasoner, but what the chaff is to the wheat, that will these be to the pure word of God. All that reason, when best guided, can find out is but the A B C of truth..." (Spurgeon). Today I am... Continue Reading →
Parched for living water
Sometimes I feel I have become stuck and stagnant. My "religion" has turned from a true desire to follow God, to going through the motions of reading my bible and going to church. I read the same passage over and over again, and realize that I am hardened against the action that God wants to take... Continue Reading →
Don’t just stop at being saved!
We get distracted and caught up in the idea that Jesus saves, but there is an important emphasis all throughout the bible of persevering to the end. “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you” (James 4:8). This means that there is a precious experience of peace and assurance and harmony and... Continue Reading →
Whose plan is it, anyway?
“What sorrow awaits my rebellious children,” says the Lord. “You make plans that are contrary to mine. You make alliances not directed by my Spirit, thus piling up your sins. For without consulting me, you have gone down to Egypt for help. You have put your trust in Pharaoh’s protection. You have tried to hide in... Continue Reading →
It both inspires and saddens me to see that this is such big news. And the reason, of course is that the world does not normally associate Christianity with true agape love. I pray that we as Christians continue to out the command to love one another as ourselves, and to love God with all... Continue Reading →
How to Love your Enemies – Repost from @JamesMartinSJ
I've only met 2 famous people in my whole life, and one is Father Jim. He is one of my favorite people and authors and so I am very excited to share his article below on loving enemies : How to Love Your Enemies by Rev James Martin, SJ Here's a joke: A priest... Continue Reading →
My Weakness, His Strength †
I failed again, for the umpteenth time. I set out to meditate on good, but my mind barely goes as far as judgement or hate --whichever makes me feel the best about myself at the time. I no sooner finish dedicating my day to Love, than I turn around and say something passive-aggressive to my... Continue Reading →
A Lesson from Running
It’s no secret that I hate running. Maybe it was being hit square in the face by a soccer ball in middle school PE or my embarrassing 1-season-stint in softball where I proved to the world my uncoordinated ability to be a team player. Somehow during my childhood a strong opinion was formed that I... Continue Reading →