Category: faith

Godlike superheroes

Godlike superheroes

I saw Man of Steel last weekend and as I was driving away, listening to a song on the radio (and I truly don’t even remember which one) I had this thought… And I’m warning you ahead of time, it’s not a revolutionary insight. It’s kind of obvious, actually. But when it struck me I […]

Posted in faith, movies / 2 Comments

Saint Patrick's Day Prayer

I always loved Patrick’s Rune in Madeleine L’Engle’s Swiftly Tilting Planet. I loved the cadence of it and the words that called upon elements and things outside ourselves and our control. It’s somehow both humbling and comforting. So, today I give you St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate I bind to myself todayThe strong virtue of the Invocation […]

Posted in faith / 0 Comments
the need for blood

the need for blood

There is a need in our lives for atonement. There is a need for blood. I think there’s something interesting about our faith that it recognizes a need for blood and connects that need for blood with a sense of atonement. We have within us a basic sense of our desperate condition. As Malcolm Muggeridge […]

a prayer for lent

Lord, Thank you for all the amazing ways we’ve grown this past year. For the ways You’ve changed us, drawn us nearer to You, opened our eyes and given us strength. I pray that as we go into this time of Lent we would empty ourselves before You. Speak to our hearts and reveal the […]

Posted in faith / 1 Comment

Good Friday

I appreciate when Good Friday is overcast. It seems appropriate. I know, this isn’t the actual day that Jesus died. But I suspect the Earth knows the right day; that it bears a scar the way you can see a storm in the rings of a tree, even if humanity has lost track. So today, […]

break these chains

Paul prayed once, “…[that they] might become such as I am, except for these chains.” He was speaking literally since he was imprisoned at the time. I pray it often, and it reminds me of my chains. We all have them; chains around our arms and our legs and our hearts. They’re all different and […]

Sunday morning musings

I’ve always loved John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” My heart has known that it’s a powerful verse, and this morning I realized it’s in the same way my heart found […]