I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, […]
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: Enter the Place of Worship
Photos: Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gaylord, MI Give me your lantern and compass, give me a map, So I can find my way to the sacred mountain, to the place of your presence, To enter the place of worship, meet my exuberant God, Sing my thanks with a harp, magnificent God, my God. ~Psalm […]
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: Tune His Praise
Fountains and ye, that warble, as ye flow, Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise. Join voices, all ye living Souls. Ye birds, That singing up to Heaven–gate ascend, Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise. ~John Milton, Paradise Lost The fountain at Laity Lodge
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: The Merton Prayer
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. […]
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: Stand Still and See
(Sanderling standing still at the edge of Lake Superior) Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes! ~1 Samuel 12:16 (NIV)
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: Broadcast His Wonders!
Thank God! Call out his Name! Tell the whole world who he is and what he’s done! Sing to him! Play songs for him! Broadcast all his wonders! Revel in his holy Name, God-seekers, be jubilant! Study God and his strength, seek his presence day and night. ~1 Chronicles 16:8-11 (Message)
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: Original Serenity
Serenity Prayer God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. This is my mother’s favorite prayer. It is an abbreviated version. Here is the original. Original Serenity Prayer God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things […]
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: He reigns!
The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. ~Psalm 97:1 (NIV)
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: Taquamenaw
(Photo of the upper Tahquamenon falls by Grace King) Give me of your bark, O Birch-tree! Of your yellow bark, O Birch-tree! Growing by the rushing river, Tall and stately in the valley I a light canoe will build me, Build a swift Cheemaun for sailing, That shall float on the river, Like a […]
Sunday Seasoned Sayings: God in Full View!
And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel; They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain! God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and at the last turn—Zion! God in full view! ~Psalm 84:5-7 (Message) We will be traveling in […]