Biblical Quotes for Lent: Reflections on Ash Wednesday

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent.  Up until recent years I never paid any attention to the Christian tradition of Lent.  Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  Lent begins with Ash Wednesday in order to […]

Augustine’s Prayer of Thoughtful Wonder: “To Praise You is Our Souls’ Delight”

Augustine shows us how to pray when we feel God’s presence and when we don’t: O Lord in whom all things live, who commanded us to seek you, who are always ready to be found: to know you is life, to serve you is freedom, to praise you is our souls’ delight We bless you […]

A Prayer Asking God to Live in Us

This is a prayer from the Book of Hours in the 16th century: God be in my head, and in my  understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be in my end, and […]

How to Pray: That We May Cleave to Thee Without Parting

Anselm teaches us how to pray with the prayer that has been on the lips of Christians for many centuries: Grant, Lord God, that we may cleave to thee without parting, worship Thee without wearying, serve Thee without failing, faithfully seek Thee, happily find Thee, and forever possess Thee, the one only God, blessed for […]

Bear One Another’s Burdens Even With Self Help for Panic Attacks

Help Your Husband Understand Panic With These 3 Steps Lack of participation in family outings, too anxious or too exhausted for intimacy, feeling out of sync with the rest of your family, and isolation from family friends are just a few of the ways that frequent panic attacks impact a husband and wife as well […]

Biblical Quotes Can Be Confusing: Luke 16:1-15 Jesus’ Parable of the Shrewd Manager

Here is One of the Biblical Quotes That Has Puzzled People for Centuries:  The Parable of the Shrewd Manager 1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an […]

John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding, Part 3 of 3

The Scriptures now also were wonderful things unto me; I saw that the truth and verity of them were the keys of the kingdom of heaven; those that the Scriptures favour they must inherit bliss, but those that they oppose and condemn must perish evermore. Oh! this word, ‘For the Scriptures cannot be broken,’ would […]

Biblical Quotes: Freedom

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free.  Stand firm, therefore, in your freedom and do not let anyone make you a slave againg.”  — the apostle Paul