I wanted to post this while it’s still January 11th where I live… More resources are available here and here.

On peace

For sheer practical wisdom, Paul’s famous words have never been surpassed.  He wrote: “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  It is when…

Thoughts on a Friday

Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. ~Mother Teresa

Hallelujah

Several different takes on a theme… A Christmas one: A difficult, but hopeful, one (lyrics here): Just a beautiful one: A classic one: And one just to make you smile: Hallelujah!

Prayer to the child of Bethlehem

Sweet child of Bethlehem, allow us to fathom with our whole soul this profound mystery of the Nativity. Put in the hearts of men that peace which they seek, at times with such violence, and which you only can give. Help them to know you better and live as brothers, like children of the same…

Thoughts on a Friday

Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer. It is not necessary to always be meditating, nor to consciously experience the sensation that we are talking to God, no matter how nice this would be.  What matters is being with him, living in…

Thoughts on a Friday

Nothing better to say today, than to recommend these words of Ann Voskamp’s because they’re important and moving and worth the pondering…

A prayer for Lenten joy

Father, it is a great comfort to us that you and your Son are never glib and never gloomy.  We delight in the truth that you can be infinitely happy without being callous to our pain.  We stand in wonder that the light of Jesus’ joy makes a rainbow in the tears on his face. …

Praying through Lent

There is a quiet kind of joy, O Lord, that Jesus did both save us from our sin and show us how to love…  He took our poverty upon himself that we, in him, might have the riches of his heaven, and he calls us now to use our riches for the poor…. O Father,…