Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dark Night of the Soul

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) is most famous for his little poem prayer in Dark Night of the Soul.  It is an oft-alluded literary term, but few have ever read or prayed this ancient jewel. Listen to  Steve Bell‘s … Continue reading

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The PAPA Prayer

Trappist monk Basil Pennington captures the simplicity of prayer when he writes: “A father is delighted when his little one, leaving off his toys and friends, runs to him and climbs into his arms. As he told his little one … Continue reading

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There’ll be no Dark Valley…

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 This classic verse of the promise of God’s … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Minefields

Yesterday was our 32 wedding anniversary – and I am caught up in Andrew Peterson’s refrain: We went dancing in the minefields We went sailing in the storm And it was harder than we dreamed, But I believe that’s what … Continue reading

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