Monthly Archives: September 2011

A yearning within all hearts

Several weeks ago, our choir learned a new choral piece entitled “The Yearning” by Craig Courtney. It is a beautiful piece that speaks of the yearning for the coming of Emmanuel into the darkest and most grief stricken places of the earth. … Continue reading

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Praying the Scriptures – Consolation

There are times when we feel close to God or God close to us. These times were called times of consolation by Ignatius of Loyola. Ignatius was a dedicated Christian who lived during the 15th and 16th Century. He founded … Continue reading

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Praying the Scriptures – Desolation

Inevitably in the spiritual life there comes a time when God seems remote, inattentive, perhaps not there at all. When this happens, we are experiencing desolation. How can it be that we  who love God, and who have been taught … Continue reading

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What are we filling our hearts with? Part 2

Dwelling in God’s word changes things. When we pitch our tent in the word of God and live there for a while, we become saturated with God’s presence. The same Spirit that inspired the words we live with will begin … Continue reading

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