The “Why” We’ve Always Done Things

Words help shape the way I live. Whether you like it or not, it’s also true for you. You just may not have ever thought about how much words influence your reality. How you think.How you behave. You don’t realize how big a deal it is until one day you wake up and realize you’ve […]

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An Ancient Vision for a Present Need

Psalm 133KJV 1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that […]

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The Sirens Of Busyness

The Sirens of Busyness are singing. Can you hear them? I can. Very clearly.   [If you don’t remember much from Greek mythology, you likely remember the imagery of the Sirens. Half-birds, half beautiful maidens, the Sirens were singing enchantresses capable of luring passing sailors to their islands, and, subsequently, to their doom. Daughters of […]

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“and wherever you go, there you are.”

Here’s the longer quote from Thomas á Kempis: “No one feels in his heart what Christ felt in his Passion, except the person who suffers as he did. So, the cross is always ready and waits for you everywhere. You cannot escape it no matter where you run, for wherever you go, you are burdened […]

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When God Tells You to Hush

Some Context A couple of days ago, my oldest child and I went to worship with a friend of mine at the church he serves as Rector. He is a priest in the Anglican tradition. The liturgy for the service was The Great Vigil of Easter. (If you are interested in reading the liturgy for […]

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