October 13 - October 19

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Tim Suttle said...

I did the morning prayer service from the book of common prayer just now. There is a new format on the website I use - it's been that way a few days now - and I hope it stays this way. All of the service is on one page - no clicking in between pages. Some of the parts I don't always do because it takes too long to click on them have been really meaningful to me the past few days. I'm hoping to spend my day in prayer today - I will pray the offices 4 times today.

Tim Suttle said...

I prayed the morning prayer service from the BCP just now. Today is the day we celebrate Teresa of Avila. She's been quite influential to many of the mystics down through the years - even many of my own mentors and myself. Her commitment to prayer is inspiring to me. I hope to make my 4 prayers today.

Peace everyone,

-t

Sara said...

It has been harder to get up this week but today when I did get up, I read about God turning the dew into Manna for the people. My study brought me to many places in the Bible that reference this in different ways. The one thing that stuck out to me was that we have to go out and "gather". Here I was having a hard time getting up this week and then the message spoke loud and clear to that point--the only way we can truly experience God is to GO TO HIM. To put all other things aside (including sleep) and carve out time to be with him. It says to only worry about one day at a time-that tomorrow will take care of itself. I love that each day I am starting with God's word. It gives me that one time during the day that I can worry about today only. Now, if only I could focus on that during the day itself...

Tim Suttle said...

Friday Confessional:

I confess that I'm supposed to be on vacation but nothing feels any different. I confess that I'm only mildly bitter about this reality because I've done this to myself.

I confess that I'm in way over my head on school and work this semester. My schedule is undoable and there's nothing I can do about it for a couple of months.

I confess that I'm loving the cool crisp air today. I love that I've been cleaning up the house today and not sweating. I confess that summer is gone and I couldn't be happier about that!

I confess that it was all or nothing on my prayers this week. either I did 4 prayers a day or none. My excuse is that on the days on which I didn't pray they hours, I was in class talking about the bible and theology.

I confess that on Monday I listened to 9 sermons in preaching class, a mind-numbing experience that can only be likened to some sort of purgatory-esce punishment for the sins of my past.

Kerrie said...

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
God has set this verse on my heart and is waiting to see my response.