I made a handout to teach my parish the practice of Compline. I wasn’t sure quite what would happen when I took five home.
When modern people think about prayer, often we wonder “does prayer work?” But that question rests on false assumptions. Real prayer works – on us.
If I want to be able to absorb all the new life Easter has to offer – all the resistance it offers to the powers of sin in our broken world – I need the grace that comes with honest confession and repentance.
That little black book went every where with me. And one day, on a particularly scary day, it probably saved my sanity.
Our family is in church every Sunday. Except for one week this summer, when we weren’t.
Inwardly Digest, a new book exploring the spiritual lessons of the Book of Common Prayer, was just released. We’re giving away a copy… just comment on this post.
My dad didn’t just explain football to me—he and mom explained what was going on in church too: what we were doing and why it was important. Now I do the same.
By including Independence Day on our calendar of feasts, our church made me rethink the meaning of the Fourth of July.
Praying together was one of the ways my parents taught us what it meant to be family. Those childhood prayer practices still shape my life today.
How do you replenish your spirit when it gets low? Are you spending so much time on your children and your family’s health that you neglect your own?