Category Archives: Meditations

Writing a Psalm of Thanksgiving

At past LBFC Thanksgiving Celebrations, we have included times for expression of thanksgiving. In recent years, this took the suggested form of: I am thankful to God for _____________because ______________ This was intended to help each of us form an … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Thanksgiving

I rejoice in going up to worship.God has called the nations to Himself, to life.Let us go up together with many tongues and offerings of great praise from across the whole world.God has done it. My people didn’t know God … Continue reading

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Notes from the Other Side – Jane Kenyon

I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one’s own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no plastic, no insurance premiums, and of course no illness. Contrition does … Continue reading

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Growth and Asking Questions

I heard Jeffrey Greenman, President of Regent College say, in a talk on ethics: You grow in the direction of what you ask questions about. My corollary: It’s when I think I’ve got it figured out that I stop asking … Continue reading

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Un-Common Words from A Commonplace Book

Alan Jacobs, in his review of The Complete Words of W. H. Auden in the September/October 2016 issue of Books & Culture quotes an entry from a book written late in Auden’s life entitled A Certain World: A Commonplace Book: … Continue reading

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I was working out today while Jesus bled on the cross

I was working out while Jesus bled on the cross today. Good Friday. It was around noon. The “sixth hour”. Spirit flesh me Leading up to noon, one of the criminals crucified with Jesus mocked him. The other rebuked him, … Continue reading

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