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Evening Prayer – 16 November 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

The end of a good visit with Dad

A wonderful visit with a dear friend

Dinner and stories and laughter

Fellowship and support and love

For the gifts you have given us, Thank You, Lord

As we prepare for sleep and a day of travel tomorrow

I lift to you this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

We are all in the process of becoming: how we can learn to accept ourselves – Ann Voskamp

Over the course of my life, I have learned to accept that I am still in process.
— Read on annvoskamp.com/2018/11/we-are-all-in-the-process-of-becoming-how-we-can-learn-to-accept-ourselves/

one: encouraging incidences of the number one

You never know the difference you make each day… thank you, Joy ❤️

Poetry Joy

one _ encouraging incidences of the number one - magpie on the edge (C)joylenton @poetryjoy.com

So many of us mistakenly think that our lives don’t amount to much. We wonder if we make any mark on the world at all, or if we simply exist as lost and invisible souls. No more than a fleeting mist or blip in the universe.

Can I encourage you today, my friend?Can I help you to see past the easily swallowed lies of the enemy?Because the holy truth you need to hold on to is that you are infinitely important and precious. Yes, you really are. Despite what your unhappy upbringing, challenging circumstances or painful past might be saying to you, you are very much loved and wanted by God.

The mathematics of heaven are totally different to the arithmetic of earth. Here, one as a number seems too small, too insignificant to count. But in heaven? One person, one act or thought becomes highly significant in…

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Moving Beyond Fear

Excellent food for thought, Jake!

Looking for God in Messy Places

In 2017 pollsters asked Americans what we feared most. Apparently, spiders did not make the list. In my book, that proves that Americans lie.

Dying barely made the top 50, trailing fear of reptiles (ranked 44) and sharks (41). Pollution of the air, of drinking water, and of natural bodies of water like lakes, rivers, and oceans occupy three separate spots in the top 10. 

Concern about health care costs and worry that we won’t have enough money to get by in the future ranked sixth and fifth, respectively. By far most people reported a fear of corrupt government officials.

This is telling. I don’t mean that the ranking of our fears is telling. I mean that fear is so pervasive that researchers routinely study it. In detail.

B11C481D-0045-49D5-B4AD-9CB4680D213BTons of us are afraid. Not episodically or in the face of an imminent threat. But habitually. A persistent nausea churns…

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Evening Prayer – 15 November 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

A full day of medical appointments

A full day of simply enjoying my Dad

A time of remembering the events of a year ago

A time of enjoying the quiet with my sweetie

Playing Dominoes and laughing

As we prepare to begin our homeward journey

We ask for your Spirit’s presence

Circle each of us, Lord

For our Dads who continue to walk through the Valley of the Shadows

For my Sweetie and for me as we walk with each other and our Dads

For all of the heartfelt silent prayers

In your mercy, hear this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Evening Prayer – 14 November 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

What a day, Lord

Early morning rising

Wipe the sleep from our eyes

A morning of flying and driving

Tender and poignant moments with my Dad

Time spent just being with him

Time spent helping with simple errands

Walking together through the Valley of the Shadows

Time spent with dear friends

Time spent in reflection and prayer

Time spent simply being still in Your presence

Now as our eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Evening Prayer – 13 November 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

What a day, Lord

Meetings and Planning

Collaborative efforts with partners

Time to prepare for travel

Praying that all will go well with the visit with Dad

As my eyelids grow heavy, I lift this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…