Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

“Selfie” Prayers behind me

So this morning’s Psalm got me started – and not in a welcome way. As I turned to my scriptural journal to record some thoughts prompted by the psalmist’s cry to cry no more, I was greeted by a reflection … Continue reading

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Be joyful in the Lord, all you…

Psalm 100 Jubilate Deo 1 Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; * serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. 2 Know this: The Lord himself is God; * he himself has made us, … Continue reading

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O Lord, my God, my Savior, by day and night I cry to you.

Psalm 88: 1 O Lord, my God, my Savior, * by day and night I cry to you. 2 Let my prayer enter into your presence; * incline your ear to my lamentation. 3 For I am full of trouble; … Continue reading

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The Ascension of Jesus is Day 1 of Thy Kingdom Come

Today is the feast of The Ascension – the occasion on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for forty days (Acts 1:1-11, Mk 16:19). The Ascension marks the conclusion of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. … Continue reading

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For from him and through him and to him are all things

From today’s readings, Romans 11: Romans 11:36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen. Wildflower protected California Poppy and “Weed-to-some” dandelion growing side by side.  The natural world bears … Continue reading

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“…because he delighted in me”…ugh, not feeling it

Psalm 18:20 He brought me out into an open place; * A year ago this week I paused at Psalm 18 to reflect in my personal scriptural journal on this first line of the last couplet and specifically at the … Continue reading

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Persevere in Prayer

Note:  A reminder for new readers of this blog.  I pray the Daily Office every morning and when prompted by the Holy Spirit by a pause or a thought-like bubble, I reflect in writing, here.  The reflections, thus, are spontaneous, … Continue reading

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Your faithful servants bless you

Psalm 145:9 The Lord is loving to everyone * and his compassion is over all his works. 10 All your works praise you, O Lord, * and your faithful servants bless you. 11 They make known the glory of your … Continue reading

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Thy will be done..AUGH!!!!

If you attend a church that follows the first track (Track 1) of the Sunday lectionary, you have been hearing from Genesis the story of Joseph and his brothers.  For several weeks his story was broken into sections and closely … Continue reading

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Mark’s post on the Transfiguration: LIKE! That cloud though!

Any number of biblical images capture my imagination and put me to thinking of the power of the Holy Spirit to connect the dots of all things seen and unseen; images that speak a thousand of God’s words.  But the … Continue reading

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