Lenten Journey: The Lord’s Prayer (Part3)

February 29, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

Each of the past two Mondays, we’ve hung out here on the Lord’s Prayer, focusing on a specific aspect of this gift. Today, I’d like to look at two aspects of the prayer I think need to be considered together. Here’s the prayer Jesus gave his disciples again… Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed … Read More

Lenten Journey: The Gift Of Limitations

February 24, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

“May my limitations be doorways to partnership and relationship rather than reasons to feel shame and isolation.” – From “Prayer: 40 Days of Practice” In the Prayer book, I reflect on a moment made possible by my own limitations… a moment when the generosity of a friend walked through the doorway of my inabilities and … Read More

Lenten Journey: Lord’s Prayer (Part 2)

February 22, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

Last Monday, we took an overall look at the prayer Jesus taught his disciples. Let’s do that again… Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses 
as we forgive … Read More

Lenten Journey: Courage To Join God…

February 19, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

“May I have vision and courage to join God in the places He’s already working rather than feel responsible for bringing Him with me.” – From Prayer: 40 Days of Practice — One of my favorite stories about seeing God appears in the eighth chapter of Acts. The story features a man named Phillip, who … Read More

Lenten Journey: The Lord’s Prayer (Part 1)

February 15, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

When Jesus’ disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, Jesus gave them them what we now call “The Lord’s Prayer” or “The Our Father.” Throughout Lent, we’ll be taking a long look this gift Jesus offered. It has been an anchor for me in my process. Perhaps it can be the same for you.we’ll … Read More

Lenten Journey: “Love Stronger Than Fear”

February 12, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

“May love be stronger in me than the fear of the pain that comes from caring.” – from “Prayer: 40 Days of Practice” Relationships very simply come with risk. Offering myself to another person means giving that person the opportunity to disappoint me, take advantage of me or hurt me. In that light, I am thankful … Read More

Lenten Journey: You’re Not Going To Get This Wrong

February 10, 2016Lent, News, Prayer

Halloween of 2014, my son was a superhero. He was four at the time and had picked out his own outfit, complete with a cape, striped socks and the letter “S” taped on his chest. The “S” stood for “Super Asa.” About an hour into the evening, he came to me downcast, saying that some … Read More

Lenten Journey Begins Wednesday

February 8, 2016Christianity, Lent, Prayer

Lent begins this Wednesday and I sincerely hope to have you on this Lenten Journey with me. If you or anyone you know would like to share in this, you can jump to this page, 

 click “Lent 2016” and “Submit.” FIRST THINGS FIRST: AN ASSUMPTION The introduction of “Prayer: 40 Days of Practice” reads, … Read More