Category: prayer

More Than Key Lime Pie

For special occasions, my father sometimes took our family to the Otesaga — a hotel known for its fine dining — for their Sunday brunch. The food is amazing and bountiful. Tables of fresh fruit and salads. Chafing dishes filled with a variety hot… Continue Reading “More Than Key Lime Pie”

On Prayer

For some time I have been pursuing a more meaningful prayer life. I can remember when that journey started.  At a church we attended, I decided to start a women’s prayer group. I didn’t really know what I was doing — but that’s me.… Continue Reading “On Prayer”

Every Moment Holy: When Something Is Lost

I lost my wallet. Again. I started to write out the sequence of events that led up to the last time I remembered holding it in my hand, but none of it really matters. The important part of the story was that my wallet… Continue Reading “Every Moment Holy: When Something Is Lost”

Every Moment Holy: When Technology Fails

Yesterday, I was frantically looking through my newest favorite book, Every Moment Holy, by Douglas McKelvey. Two of my sons were trying to get my computer to interface with the flat screen monitor at the church so I could do a presentation about my trip… Continue Reading “Every Moment Holy: When Technology Fails”

G is for Giggle

Here’s what I see in this collage: The rabbit is giggling because it sees the bigger picture. The man is so annoyed at the rabbit, probably because it had wreaked havoc his garden, that he is unaware of the wolf on his roof. I can… Continue Reading “G is for Giggle”

Prayer of Deprecation/Comprecation

Holy God, Replace in me My conceit with humility. My envy with mercy My anger with patience My overindulgence with self-control My coarseness with decency My distractions with contentment My lukewarmness with readiness Amen Adapted from The Private Prayers of Lancelot Andrewes

Prayer of Confession

In the Book of Common Prayer, the morning prayer of confession begins, ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep… I was interested to read Lancelot Andrewes note on this prayer — We have wittingly and… Continue Reading “Prayer of Confession”

Resurrection Branches

I was delighted to learn that the pussywillow is waved on Palm Sunday in many Eastern and Slavic churches. “The Pussy Willow is also our Easter symbol,” said Father Czeslaw Krysa, rector of St. Casimir’s Church in Buffalo, in a 2013 article. He said that… Continue Reading “Resurrection Branches”