My prayer for Ash Wednesday this year comes out of my own deep desire to be transformed and to see something new of God’s image emerge in my life You might also like to check out some of the prayers from previous years. Ash Wednesday Prayer for 2013 Ash Wednesday Prayer for 2012 Another prayer(…)
My Lenten prayers for today are written by St. Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430) which I wanted to share this afternoon. Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I may love(…)
As a prelude to Lent and probably throughout the season as well I plan to post prayers and reflective music to assist our journey. The second prayer in the series is by Thomas A Kempis. The following prayer was written by Thomas A Kempis (1380-1471) the author of Imitation of Christ. Prayers like this are(…)
This morning I am preparing for our Lenten retreat on Saturday, thinking about what I will do for Lent and how I will prepare my own sacred space for the season. This prayer by Wendell Berry seemed very appropriate for this time of preparation. I have been meditating on the words all morning as I(…)
Benedictines of Mary in rural Missouri produce some beautiful reflective music. It has topped the charts in classical music and as you listen to the recording below it is not hard to understand why. I just purchased their new album Lent at Ephesus for Tom’s birthday and would highly recommend it. Listening to music like this is(…)
Lent is just a week away. Saturday is our retreat Return to Our Senses in Lent, and Wednesday next week is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. For me it feels as though Lent began a month ago however with the completion of A Journey into Wholeness and our Lenten Prayer Cards. Many of my reflections have focused on our preparation(…)
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One of my biggest challenges during this season of the year is the tension between my preparations for Lent and my commitment to gardening. I so often feel that these two interests are at loggerheads. This year I have however I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I could combine my interests(…)
One of the delights of international travel is the opportunity to read books that otherwise would not come my way. Back from the Brink by Peter Andrews is one such book. He believes that to save the land we need to return the landscape to its original systems. Andrews has developed technique called Natural Sequence Farming which: offers(…)