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Fixing the Heart


Almighty God, you alone can bring order to the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus…(Read More)

The music draws me in. As I walk up the steps I hear the music playing. The music welcoming me with its melody. The sounds reminding me of churches past and the organ music that kept playing. The music that always keeps singing…(Read More)

Casting Out Demons for Lent


Lent, if followed devoutly, opens us all up to a lot of places where we probably would rather not have looked. And those places are where demons dwell, or where demons can find the food of discontent, uneasiness, regret, even despair, and move in with their demonic friends…(Read More)

Gum Up The Works


Honestly, I do think that surviving this world with your soul intact is the most heroic thing we can do. When you embark on that journey, though, all the forces of darkness will try to crush you…(Read More)

St. Patrick’s Breastplate


It seems to me that everything that I am and do should reflect the Christ that surrounds me, fills me, and directs me. I think it’s a wonderful prayer for all of us in times of trouble, because it reminds us that Jesus is all that we are, have, and will be. Patrick’s…(Read More)

Discernment of gifts


What are the gifts you might have that aid in the discernment of the gifts of others in your spiritual community…(Read More)

Some Cross


For me, taking up the cross is not one huge, single, life-altering event.  It is thousands of little choices that I make or fail to make every single day…(Read More)



In biblical numerology, seventeen is the number of heads and horns of diabolical significance. It is the number of the day of the Flood. It also numbers the day on which the Ark came to rest, somewhere in the Ararat mountains. Seventeen may choose its own significance…(Read More)

God is in control


“God’s got the whole world in his hands.” I could see the congregation singing along with them. Smiling, too. Needing the reminder. Needing the children’s hope and joy. Their sense of innocence. Their future…(Read More)

Food, Glorious Food


What counts is that he says to her in her language, Aramaic, “Get up.” And she does. And then he instructs the happily hysterical family to do something useful. “Get her something to eat.” Yes, the Bread of Life is saying stop hanging on me and get her a bowl of soup…(Read More)

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