Tag Archives: prayer

Preparing to Give Thanks

“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “Piglet noticed that even though he had a … Continue reading

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Celebrating My Weirdness

Photo by Quinn Buffing I have a love-hate relationship with my quirks. The feral ones that creep in through unpatched cracks embarrass me. On the other hand, there are the quirks I’ve consciously adopted and trained to do clever tricks. … Continue reading

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Be Real

“Humility makes us real.” ~Thomas Merton †

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What is Real

“The prayer preceding all prayers is, ‘May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.’” ~C. S. Lewis ∞

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The Man Who Would Not be King

Photo by Mohan Reddy The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. An ancient document had predicted “the Time … Continue reading

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Self-Care as Prayer

Originally posted on praypower4today:
I wish I could tell you why, but I can’t. All I know is that the term “self-care” used to grate on my nerves. It may be because it is trendy. With me, that’s enough.…

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God, Summer Camp, and Talking in My Sleep

My Real Memoir We’d finally arrived at big kid’s camp! Camp Osceola, amid the pines of Southern California’s highest mountains, was amazing. The moment we got off the bus, we were assigned to our cabins. We ran to our new … Continue reading

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Everyday Messages From God

Guest Blog by David’s Daily Dose David of David’s Daily Dose is simply one of the most real, down-to-earth bloggers I’ve come across. He describes himself like this: “I’m just a regular guy who was tempted to lose all hope … Continue reading

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A Prayer Life vs. A Life of Prayer

My Featured Blogger this Week is Alan Searle of Alan Searle’s Pleasant Lines. Alan is an award-winning journalist and political essayist, but “at my core,” he says, “I am still a Minnesota farm boy with mud on his boots, happiest … Continue reading

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Live Godly Lives

More and more, we find ourselves living in an environment we weren’t made for. We find that, as Peter says, we are ‘aliens and strangers’ in this world. The worship of God is not the norm, in fact, the worship of … Continue reading

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