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Month: March 2015

Steve Beard ~ Take My Hand: The Gospel and the Blues

March 7, 2015

It was in the forsakenness of that hour that Dorsey chipped away at the piano and wrote, “Precious Lord, take my hand …” In the sorrow of the desolation and flood of his loss, the song that inspired Dr. King was the dove that Dorsey released in search of dry land, the flight of hope. It was his blues: “I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.” It was his gospel: “Lead me on, let me stand.”

Tammie Grimm ~ Warming the Soul with Celtic Traditions

March 5, 2015

This morning, as I kindle the fire upon my hearth, I pray the flame of God’s love may burn in my heart, and the heart of all I meet today.

Aaron Perry ~ Deathless Death: Take Me to Church

March 4, 2015

Hozier believes that something in you dies when you give yourself in the human act of sex. Yet when there is a kind of relationship, this death must go both ways. The lover becomes not just the one who gives their life, but the one who takes the other’s life. This mutual deathless death is the closest you get to love and happiness on the sex-as-happiness path.

Andrew C. Thompson ~ A Pattern for Prayer

March 2, 2015

It’s one thing to affirm the need for prayer, but it’s quite another to know what that looks like in practical life. We don’t live in a world very conducive to that sort of life, and it’s not clear that the church does a good job of teaching it. So here I’d like to offer a pattern for prayer that can help any Christian begin to build a rhythm of prayer into daily life.