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Lent & Our 2016 Lent Practices

The church season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 10. Here’s a helpful summary:

Originating in the fourth century of the church, the season of Lent spans 40 weekdays beginning on…

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Praying the Hours: We Need Spiritual Discipline

Acts 3:1 – One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon.

When I first heard of praying the hours, I thought it sounded mystical – I assumed it was a spiritual practice associated with monastics or nuns. 313 more words


Prayer for the Hours

How was your day, my daughter asks when she calls.

Fabulous! I exclaim.

What made it so fabulous? she queries.

I laugh. I’m in the studio. 486 more words

Essential Journey

Praying the Hours

Prayer For The Hours
(honouring the rhythm of the day through prayerful contemplation of haiku)

©2014 Louise Gallagher

VIGILS (Night)

Beginning, sun sets
in shadowed light embracing day. 95 more words

Essential Journey

Radical Intimacy....What will help get us there?

Radical intimacy with God is an enticing concept isn’t it? Is this something which only certain gifted individuals experience, the likes of Heidi Baker, or Julian Adams? 664 more words

Psalm 27: Confidence in God

A while back, I reflected and journaled a few thoughts on the first few verses of Psalm 27:

Psalm 27:1-3
The LORD is my light and my salvation — 673 more words


Question for Digging Deeper - Day 26

Ephesians 5:1-20

Part of walking in wisdom (verse 15) is redeeming the time (verse 16). The Greek words here are exagorazō which means “buy, buy up something or redeem and buy back.” Figuratively, this might also be translated to mean “to gain something, especially advantage or opportunity, to make the most of.” This word is joined with the word kairos, which, unlike chronos that means a “stream of time,” this word is referring to “moments or points in time.” In essence then, Paul is encouraging us to make the most of now, the present. 87 more words