Cold as Stone

WISDOM FROM OSWALD CHAMBERS It is perilously possible to make our conceptions of God like molten lead poured into a specially designed mould, and when it is cold and hard we fling it at the heads of the religious people who don’t agree with us. from Disciples Indeed, 388 R %%DC::USUTMOST_DYNAMICRULE::USUTMOST_DYNAMICCONTENT%% My Utmost for His…

Contemplation on a Theme of Higher Thought

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen…..1929 BCP

The Living Stream

There is a stream, whose gentle flow Supplies the city of our God; Life, love, and joy still gliding through, And watering our divine abode: That sacred stream, thine holy word, That all our raging fear controls; Sweet peace thy promises afford, And give new strength to fainting souls. … Isaac Watts

A Goodly Way

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” (Robert Frost, 1874–1963). Lord, save me from the way of death; keep me on the way of life. Lord, thank You that You do not just show me the way; You are Yourself the…

Holy Week Words II

St. Augustine’s prayer posted yesterday is a call to praise, worship, belief and joy in forces unseen greater than ourselves.  Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter, the day of Resurrection from death to life, from UN-seeing to seeing, from despair to joy, changes  absolutely everything. I look at the work of the artists and their…

Proof of Life: Buji-nin

  A young man, tall and strong-jawed born of a line of military genius, sarcastic and exuberantly witty, played in the Age of Aquarius. He haltingly tested his professors with his grasping min… Source: Proof of Life: Buji-nin

Canticle II

My soul thirsts for the living God. The deer seeks out water brooks. My most inner self longs for you, thirsts for the living God. His mountains of stone like Him stand. His rapids and floods cover… Source: Canticle II

Canticle

My pen is bent to glory. I address my verses to the King. He anointed me with grace. My pen bends to a noble theme. Your dwelling places are lovely. Your throne is beyond our comprehension. Truly i… Source: Canticle