Tag Archives: daily devotions

Creativity and Covenant- The Theme Of The Year

Over the summer I had the opportunity to spend some time reading and thinking about life in general and about how to approach what I think of as the “middle years”.  Here we are in many ways past the “household … Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, devotional life, Discipleship, homeschooling | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remember….

Each year as we enter the Season of Lent, I get the privilege of experiencing Lent myself, but also seeing it through the eyes of each of the children. From the three-year old who is so enthusiastic about “giving up … Continue reading

Posted in devotional life, Discipleship, Downloads, fasts, Lent, Life, spiritual formation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paraclete

(This post contains affiliate links) Funny how something I’ve been reading and something I hear can come together into a new set of thoughts and even the beginning inklings of an adjustment in direction. I recently finished Clay Clarkson’s Heartfelt … Continue reading

Posted in devotional life, Hear it on Sunday, homeschooling, Life, Reflections, Saints and Scripture Sundays, spiritual formation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Early Rising

This week I went back to a schedule that works well for us but is completely unnatural for me! I started getting up at 5:30 am and waking the children at 6 am if they weren’t awake yet. It really … Continue reading

Posted in devotional life, free play, homeschooling, Life, Organization, Schedule, spiritual formation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fourth Sunday in Advent:Love

Sunday Psalms 24, 29  8, 84 Isa. 42:1-12 Eph. 6:10-20 John 3:16-21 Monday Psalms 61, 62  112, 115 Isa. 11:1-9 Rev. 20:1-10 John:5:30-47 Tuesday Psalms 66, 67  116, 117 Isa 11:10-16 Rev. 20:11–21:8 Luke 1:5-25 Wednesday Psalms … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Celebration, Collects and Readings, devotional life, Downloads, spiritual formation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Third Sunday in Advent:Joy

“Joy to the world! The Lord is Come” Sunday Psalms 63:1-8(9-11), 98  103 Isa. 13:6-13 Heb. 12:18-29 John 3:22-30 Monday Psalms 41, 52  44 Isa. 8:16–9:1 2 Pet. 1:1-11 Luke 22:39-53 Tuesday Psalms 45  47, 48 Isa. … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Celebration, Collects and Readings, devotional life, Downloads, spiritual formation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Second Sunday in Advent: Preparation

“Let every heart, Prepare Him room” Sunday Psalms 148, 149, 150  114, 115 Isa. 5:1-7 2 Pet. 3:11-18 Luke 7:28-35 Monday Psalms 25  9, 15 Isa. 5:8-12, 18-23 1 Thess. 5:1-11 Luke 21:20-28 Tuesday Psalms 26, 28  … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Celebration, Collects and Readings, devotional life, Downloads, spiritual formation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Sunday in Advent

This year all of the Sundays in Advent fall within the month of December. Since the children and I have started doing the short form of Morning Prayer (from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer) after breakfast I’ve been looking … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Celebration, Collects and Readings, devotional life, Downloads, spiritual formation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good And Pleasant

Lately I’ve been thinking about the promise that “all things work together for good to those who love God.” I’ve known that verse nearly all my life, but I’ve never really understood it. After all many, many things have happened … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Encouragement, Ordinary Time, Pages in Our Heritage of Faith, Praying the Psalms, Reflections, Saints and Scripture Sundays, spiritual formation, Thanks, Thought Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Love Not the World?

Sunday we sang this hymn by Laurence Houseman (a brother of the famous poet A.E. Houseman). The beginning of the fifth verse jumped out at me: How shall we love thee, holy hidden Being? If we love not the world … Continue reading

Posted in devotional life, Hear it on Sunday, Reflections, spiritual formation, Thought Challenge, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment