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from your broken heart

(a Good Friday prayer written by Henri Nouwen)

“Dear Lord Jesus,

You, “the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation, for whom all things are created in heaven and on earth, everything visible and everything invisible,” you hang dead on a cross. 569 more words

The Graveyard Cup -- A Maundy Thursday Reflection

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the youth group I interned for took their middle school students to New Orleans to gut houses destroyed by the storm. 1,290 more words

Walk as One Beloved

Today is Good Friday.

It’s the day that the Bible talks about Jesus’s death, before his resurrection. For many Christians, this is the most somber day of the year – a testament to the amount God loves us, to sacrifice his son for us. 350 more words

Given, Broken, for Others

matterofprayer blog post for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Given, Broken, for Others

I read the Lenten meditation for Maundy Thursday this morning with great interest. I had never thought of bread and the Body of Christ in this specific way before! 292 more words

The Origin and the Purpose

16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 502 more words


Note To Self: Solitude Transcends Loneliness | Henri Nouwen

“The difficult road is the road of conversion, the conversion from loneliness into solitude. Instead of running away from our loneliness and trying to forget or deny it, we have to protect it and turn it into fruitful solitude… Loneliness is painful; solitude is peaceful.

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Inspirational Words

Just a Little Rain

An early instance of climate disequilibrium…
Jan 22 2007 The smell of the ocean, thick and fishy this morning. Here in the mountains, four hundred miles away. 509 more words