Lenten Journey: Forgive Us As We Forgive

March 14, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

Every Monday through Lent, we’re looking at an aspect of the Lord’s Prayer. Today, let’s take a look at “Forgive Us…” 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 … Read More

Lenten Journey: Weakness and Authenticity

March 11, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

“May I never consider my weaknesses and faults the larger or most authentic part of me.” – From Prayer: 40 Days of Practice  My experience of the suggestion “let’s get real” is that it is often code for “let’s talk about darkness.” The underlying assumption being that what is most real in you and I … Read More

Lenten Journey: Daily Bread

March 7, 2016Lent, Lenten Journey 2016, Prayer

Every Monday through Lent, we’re taking a look at different aspects of the Lord’s Prayer. Today, let’s look at “Give Us Today Our Daily Bread”…   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  … Read More

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