Archives for January 2011

Prayer Journal: week 3, day 2

My brother posted on facebook today and quoted C.S.Lewis: How glibly I can pray something like “Make me an instrument of Your peace”; how spiritual I can sound to my friends. But I confess here and now that I am no such instrument, and in my most spiritually astute moments I rather doubt I really […]

Prayer journal: week 2, day 1

“Those who wait for the Lord, shall renew their strength.They shall mount up with wings like eagles.They shall run and not be weary.They shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40: 31 I was thinking about the “waiting for the Lord ” part. What does it mean? Sometimes scripture talks about waiting “on” the Lord too. I […]

Prayer journal: week 1, day 5

Baptism makes partners. …[B]e of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.” Philippians 2: 2-3 […]

Prayer journal: week 1, day 4

Today the “Unbinding the Gospel” prayer journal invited us to notice how much Jesus was on the go walking from one place to the next. It was suggested that we go walking for our prayer today. Now I love walking, but by the time I get home on a Sunday afternoon I am a bit […]

Prayer journal: week 1, day 3

Today in the “unbinding the Gospel” prayer journal, after reading about a weary Jesus’ compassion for the crowds (Mark 6:30-44), we were invited to check out the news and pray for someone we read or heard about. So I prayed for the 13-year old boy in Australia swept away in the flood when he told […]

Prayer Journal: week 1, day 3

Prayer Journal: week 1, day 2

Today we read Matthew 4: 17-22: “From that time Jesus began to proclaim, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea–for they were fishermen. And he said […]

40 days of prayer: week 1, day 1

Ten people in our congregation are doing a 40 day prayer journal as we read through “Unbinding the Gospel” by Martha Grace Reese. Week 1, day 1 invites us to read Psalm 103 which starts: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name. Bless the Lord, O […]

On books turning to movies turning to books

One of the last things I did in 2010 was say goodbye to son and daughter-in-law as they headed across 600 miles back to their world of work and play. One of the next-to-last things I did in 2010 was go to see “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” with them. I am always a bit […]