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A prayer for today

O God:

Give me strength to live another day;
Let me not turn coward before its difficulties
or prove recreant to its duties;

Let me not lose faith in other people; 232 more words

Christmas Music: O Little Town Of Bethlehem

“O Little Town of Bethlehem” is a popular Christmas carol. The text was written by Phillips Brooks (1835–1893), an Episcopal priest, Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. 59 more words


Advent 12.09.17

“...Yet, in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light” 

(Phillips Brooks)

Divine Light that touches Bethlehem’s streets and our streets,

Shine a ray of hope in the distressing darkness. 41 more words

like moths to flames, or charmed birds

I’m going to work with the words of Rector Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) for a moment to help express what I feel after repeatedly seeing footage of the men in Charlottesville, Virginia, especially the night before the violence, their faces illuminated by firelight. 595 more words


Strong Backs

“Don’t ask for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.”

I’ve seen this quote, and variations thereof, credited to Phillips Brooks, a Jewish Proverb, and St. 456 more words