Monthly Archives: April 2012

‘merican Mystic: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

[A simple definition of a mystic is one who seeks to experience God or the Transcendent.  Many of the greatest mystics have shared some of those experiences through poetry.  This is one a series of posts to share a spiritual … Continue reading

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A Hermit’s Prayer [Not Just!] by Sr. Emmanuel Bryant

[Although this prayer is written BY a hermit — Sr. Emmanuel Bryant — is is certainly prayable by those of us in so-called “real” world.] I Pray… That I may depend on You and myself; That You, Jesus and Your … Continue reading

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Y Eye Kant Spel Whale.  Khan Ewe? Saturday Silliness

[When I was living in Williamson, WV from 1986-1989 I saw a sign on a fast-food restaurant door: HELP WANTED – aplications being excepted.  My confidence in my spelling has become less and less as time goes by. I may … Continue reading

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[When I was in college seminary, we students sometimes made snide comments about “Hallmark Theology,” which was something easy to understand, syruppy sweet, memorable, and small enough to fit on a greeting card. Now that I am older, wiser, and … Continue reading

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Grace Us With Your Presence

Grace Us With Your Presence O God, the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end, grace with Your presence all our endings and our beginnings. Give us joy in the newness of life, … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Willful Stones

The kingdom of God is like a house which a man began to build. He had very good blueprints of an excellent plan. He poured a foundation and started placing choice stones on the foundation where his plan called for … Continue reading

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Why Do We Pray? by Yanki Tauber

We pray because our body requires nourishment, health, safety, comfort. We pray to acknowledge our dependency upon, our appreciation of, and our gratitude to the Source of all the needs, joys and achievements of life. We pray because our soul … Continue reading

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MYSTIC MONDAY: Gertrude the Great

One day not long after Easter, I went to the garden before prime and sat down beside the pond. I began thinking what a pleasant place it was. The clear water and streams, the fresh, spring green of the trees, … Continue reading

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A Song for Difficult Times — Blessings by Laura Story

We pray for blessings, we pray for peace Comfort for family, protection while we sleep We pray for healing, for prosperity We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering All the while You hear each spoken need Yet … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Procrastinator’s Creed

[I really meant to post this LAST Saturday but because of Income Taxes Due Day, I never got around to it!] I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already. I shall never move quickly, … Continue reading

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