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DARK NIGHT OF MY SOUL

May 7, 2021

DARK NIGHT OF THE SOULUpon a darkened nightThe flame of love was burning in my breastAnd by a lantern brightI fled my house while all in quiet restShrouded by the nightAnd by the secret stair I quickly fledThe veil concealed my eyesWhile all within lay quiet as the deadOh night thou was my guideOf night more […]

The holy world of Moses

May 7, 2021

May 6, 2021 Good evening,” For I know that after my death you will act corruptly, turning aside from the way that I have commanded you. “Deuteronomy 31:29 ” So Israel lives in safety, untroubled in Jacob’s house in a land of grain and wine, where the heavens drop down dew .Happy are you, O Israel […]

IT’S OK

May 4, 2021

May 3, 2021Good afternoon,As I said before Alan Doyle is one of my favourites. He was part of Great Big Sea, but now he has another band with only his name. This song, It’s OK “ is a prayer for the time of 2020 and 2021. You can start this song/poem with O God, or Dear God. Alan […]

CREATING IN ME

May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021Prayer….Create in me a clean heart, O GodAnd put a new and right spirit within meDo not cast me away from your presence And do not take your Holy Spirit from me.Restore to me the joy of your salvation,And sustain in me a willing spirit…  “.  Psalm 51:10-12 These are words from King David, according […]

TIME TIME TIME

April 28, 2021

April 24, 2021Good afternoon,Before 1 A.D. , there was no thought about doing the people of God differently . Jesus was born around that date, given a few years on either side. The people of God, the Jewish people lived mostly in and around Jerusalem. They were also scattered all over Asia Minor, Turkey and Greece today.  Then, […]

There were these two brothers….

April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021Good afternoon,“There were these two brothers… It could be the prodigal Son story. It could be the one about the one brother who wants the inheritance from the other brother ( Luke 12 ). Or it may be the one about the one brother who says, “yes”, but then does not do it , and […]

LANGUISHING

April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021Good afternoon, A few people have forwarded me an article from the New York Times about ” languishing” in the pandemic. ” Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion for […]

EVIL IS ALL AROUND US

April 21, 2021

Good afternoon,The People of Israel did evil in God’s sight. They forgot their God and worshiped the Baal gods and Asherah goddesses. God’s hot anger blazed against Israel.                                                                 […]

PANDEMIC , PANDEMIC , PANDEMIC

April 20, 2021

Good afternoon,Shirley arrived home safely last night. ” They ” had said that we had to isolate from each other for two weeks. She got a test 72 hours before she got to the border. Negative. She got a test at the border. We await the results. There are 10 provinces, three territories, 50 states and two […]

ZOOM-ING A FUNERAL

April 19, 2021

April 16, 2021Good morning/afternoon It is 9:00 am, and I’m waiting for my mother-in-law’s funeral to begin. It is set to start at 10. If not for COVID, I would be there. Shirley left for Pennsylvania last Saturday. I feel bad for not being there for Shirley. But it was not possible for me to […]