gospelofthekingdom:

An Orthodox View of Salvation by Steve Robinson

Brian Zahnd’s rendering: The Gospel in Chairs

Wow! Maybe I’m more Orthodox than I thought.

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contemplativevoyage:

Thinking of what it must have been like for the disciples this resurrection morning: locked away, hiding, afraid. Then the impossible happens. Jesus appears among you. And he comes offering the thing you need more than anything else: PEACE!

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Family picture taken on Easter 2014.

Family picture taken on Easter 2014.


"Welcome Friday, I love this day.
The day our Lord was crucified.
A day for quiet reflection,
A day of earnest prayer,
A day to remember one’s sins,
A day to beg forgiveness,
A day to abstain from good food,
A day to shun fine wine,
A day to turn towards goodness,
A day to plan acts of charity,
A day to give thanks for all God’s blessings."

- From Celtic Parables by Robert Van De Weyer (via contemplativevoyage)

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contemplativevoyage:

Gethsemane

music by Jeff Johnson

readings are from Mark 14:32-36 and Luke 22:43-44.

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dieselpulpadventure:

Went for a hike up Little Mountain. I grew up on the bottom of this mountain and know it very well. But they’ve added some new trails and we discovered this amazing car on the side of the mountain.

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

contemplativevoyage:

A powerful article that reminds us of the truth from Matthew that what we do for the least of these we do for Jesus. Good words to ponder this Holy Week:

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The Four Fold Benedictine Blessing

blueeyedennis:

May God bless you with a restless discomfort
about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,
so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression,
and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for
justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer
from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able,
with God’s grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.

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Faith in the dark: Lenten meditations on the creed

contemplativevoyage:

I believe
Not I know. Not I think. Not I feel. Not I understand. But I believe. When I am in darkness, when I do not know the way, when every step is uncertain, I walk. I live not by what I know or feel but by a trust that proves itself only after each new step is safely taken…”

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contemplativevoyage:

A wonderful chant based upon Psalm 121 sung by Jeff Johnson that leads into a beautiful arrangement of Teresa of Avila’s “God Alone Suffices” sung by Janet Marie Chvatal.

Amazing music to quiet and center your soul.

From the CD, ANTIPHON by the Coram Deo Ensemble

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thelovenotebook:

Motivational quotes

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"See, once you have begun to experience solitude and silence, you discover that you actually have a soul and that there is a God.Then you can begin to practice Sabbath and that will enable you to re-enter community.You can’t have community without Sabbath."

- Dallas Willard (via fcb4)

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The kids acting out their dad’s adventure fantasies

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http://onancientpaths.tumblr.com/post/78179401186/and-this-in-fact-is-precisely-why-fasting-and

onancientpaths:

"And this, in fact, is precisely why fasting and the other disciplines matter.  Not because we are not our bodies, but because we are, at least in part.  And therefore, what we do with our bodies matters.  We cannot draw a clear line between the bodily and the spiritual; the truth of the Incarnation and the Eucharist and so much of our liturgical life prohibits us from doing so.   We are not saved by escaping from bodily life, but by putting on and consuming and becoming the Body of Christ, whom we cannot even know unless we are willing to follow his commandments.  So the body is of immense importance, and asceticism rightly conceived is not a rejection of the body, but what comes from taking it seriously."

(From a short essay on asceticism I’m working on for my church)

A good approach to fasting that speaks an important corrective to the main problems I have had with asceticism in the past.

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Music Resources for Lent

contemplativevoyage:

Follow the link to a collection of music resources to help in your observance of the season of Lent this year.

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