Prayer Note #22 — The God of All Things

My Lord, you are the brightness of light warming the darkness and gloom.  You are the great sweeping vista, when I feel stifled and suffocated and trapped.  You are the verdant, well-forested hills that embrace me and hide me, when I fell exposed and vulnerable.  You are the bubbling spring in the desert, the firm, … Continue reading Prayer Note #22 — The God of All Things

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Pastor Note #24 — Getting in the Habit of God

Some things you must understand in order to do them.  Surgery is one example of that principle that comes to mind.  Conversely, some things you must do in order to understand them.  Fasting is a prime example of this latter principle. From an intellectual perspective fasting is hard to understand.  All sorts of plausible reasons … Continue reading Pastor Note #24 — Getting in the Habit of God

Prayer Note #21 — On a Muggy Day by a Lake

Creator of all beauty, I sit here beside Keuka Lake at the end of a hot day.  But now at 7:30 P.M., with the sun setting behind me and a huge volume of cool water just in front of my, I feel the cooling of the air and a kid of freshness settling over me.  … Continue reading Prayer Note #21 — On a Muggy Day by a Lake

Prayer Note #20 — On a Snowy Day

What a gloriously complex and intricate world you have made for us to live in, Lord!  I am so very grateful.  The beauty of the white snow blanketing everything and even doing a kind of tight-rope walk along the utility lines and tiny branches of the trees seems to somehow blanket and soothe my busy … Continue reading Prayer Note #20 — On a Snowy Day

Pastor Note #23 — Marking Time

Seasons come and go, cycling from one to the next.  Our calendars turn from one year to the next.  Time passes along, steadily, inescapably, unavoidably, relentlessly. Recently, I was sitting in the dental chair waiting for my dentist to finish with another patient across the room.  The dentist was saying something to that patient about … Continue reading Pastor Note #23 — Marking Time