Advent, the Savior

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Expectation and Saviour of the nations! come and save us, O Lord our God! We are very close now. Making lists and checking them twice. O Wisdom, Order, and Prudence. I need You. O Adonai, Leadership, Laws, and Redemption. I need You. O Root of Jesse, Ensign, and … More Advent, the Savior

Advent, Ember Days

The Traditional Church encourages three days of fasting, abstinence and prayer this week, and these “Ember Days” happen four days a year with the change of seasons. (How do we fast? By abstaining from meat and eating only one full meal, with two snacks as needed, and replacing it with prayer.) Why fasting? Because it … More Advent, Ember Days

One Resolution

There is only one resolution I make every year. And if I was allowed only one prayer for my family, my friends, and my community, it would be for this. Silence with God. Trade in your distractions and temptations, even some sleep if that is what it takes, for silence with Him. Every day. Work … More One Resolution

Now I Begin…Again

It’s officially another new year. Everyone has been talking of resolutions and goals and feeling inspired. Meanwhile, I have been frustrated, restless, and tired. I looked at the world through endless loops of 2019 in review, and I didn’t want it. It’s unstable, hateful, and fake. A New Year’s devotional study invaded my inbox. Nunc … More Now I Begin…Again

Remember

Oh, my soul, Can you see the difference? Between where you were and where you are and where you’re going? You truly are a tourist; be in awe of this transformative journey. Let your mouth gape in wonder and your breath catch in your throat.   Remember when you thought there should only be peaks? … More Remember