A collect is a “collective prayer” of the people. Will you join me in praying this prayer daily from the Book of Common Prayers over the next week? Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede andfollow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives … Continue reading Collect for the Week
Making Tuesday count is at the top of my prayer list today. One of the best ways we honor God is by being present. Jesus’ name, Immanuel, actually means “God with us”. What a great reminder that God is a God of presence. We all have a past and a future, but it is in … Continue reading A Fully Present Tuesday
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 (NRSV) emphasis mine Writing words of thankfulness have become a habit for me in the past few years. Regularly sitting down to mine my heart for places of gratitude has become … Continue reading Gratitude Journal
So between the death of Christ and the Last Day it is only by a gracious anticipation of the last things that Christians are privileged to live in visible fellowship with other Christians. It is by the grace of God that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly in this world to share God’s Word … Continue reading The privilege of being part of a church
Setting aside time for daily devotional of Scripture reading, prayer, meditation and reflection has become a habit for me. Along with working out, these are the two things that make my day begin the right way. It has not always been that way but over the course of the past ten years this has become … Continue reading A new day for a new start
I am continuing in the book of 2nd Chronicles and noticed how often the kings rise and fall based on who they have around them and who they listen to. When the kings' trusted advisors are the prophets, the nation prospers and the king does well. Of course, the opposite is true when the advise … Continue reading Who do you listen to?
I spend a fair amount of time waiting. Hospitals. Funeral homes. Meetings. When you wait you are expecting something to take place. You are poised for a time of action. In that sense, waiting is one of the most hopeful practices. As followers of Christ, we are always waiting. For his return. For the kingdom … Continue reading Waiting