Category: Spirit

Music Links

Singing can be a wonderful part of daily prayer. This page features links to songs I like and want to sing again. My plan is to add each week. Night Blooming Jasmine by Elise Witt Only Love Will Do  by Elise Witt Peace with...

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A love letter for Momma

On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write.  I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me.  I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....

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On My Prayer Rug – Part III

A speaker at the Islamic Center of North Fulton gave me the idea of combining physical prayer with the Lord’s Prayer when I visited a few months ago. He said the words of the opening chapter of the Quran was as important to...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part II

I learned the Lord’s Prayer when I was a child. We did not recite it during Catholic services, but had to learn it in catechism classes (Catholic Sunday School). The Boy Scout troop that I joined at age 15 recited the Lord’s...

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On my prayer rug – Part I

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...

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Better friends than me

A boy I knew from high school joined the Navy after we graduated. I can’t remember if we met before I dropped out of Junior Army ROTC at the end of the 10th grade or if he worked at the Jitney Jungle where I stocked shelves and...

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A prophet in training

I was 17 years old the first time I decided to read the Bible through “from cover to cover.” I started in Genesis and slogged straight through Revelation. It took me less than a year because I read as many chapters as possible...

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Rest as worship of God

I once went 5 years without being away from work for longer than a 4-day weekend. I spent almost a week outside of the United States during that period accompanying my wife who was lecturing in Latvia, but kept up with work...

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I said yes

Bob Baker wanted Joe Abbott to come preach at his little church. Joe was the Vice President of Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. Joe’s office was on Montclair Road, about two miles...

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Music Links

Singing can be a wonderful part of daily prayer. This page features links to songs I like and want to sing again. My plan is to add each week. Night Blooming Jasmine by Elise Witt Only Love Will Do  by Elise Witt Peace with...

Read More

A love letter for Momma

On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write.  I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me.  I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....

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We share things like that

I started crying in the grocery store today. I didn’t let it get too far, but teared up in front of the canned fruit. After I went around the corner, I teared up again in front of the spices and then again in front of the...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part III

A speaker at the Islamic Center of North Fulton gave me the idea of combining physical prayer with the Lord’s Prayer when I visited a few months ago. He said the words of the opening chapter of the Quran was as important to...

Read More

On My Prayer Rug – Part II

I learned the Lord’s Prayer when I was a child. We did not recite it during Catholic services, but had to learn it in catechism classes (Catholic Sunday School). The Boy Scout troop that I joined at age 15 recited the Lord’s...

Read More
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