Love

Once in while, you come across something which just grabs you.  A work of art, piece of music or a picture.  Maybe it’s the progression of chords in a song, the way melodies interact with each other.  The work of art could be an old oil painting from an artist long gone which captures an expression or scene, or it could be a spontaneous picture you stumble across on the internet.  For whatever reason, we are captivated and something in our soul is awakened and time stands still.

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My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …

It’s hard to figure out sometimes what is going on when we enter spiritually dry seasons in our lives.  Calling this arid, dusty spiritual time a “Desert Experience” makes it seem somehow noble and worthwhile, almost heroic.  For those going through the desert, it can be an intensely lonely time and desperate time. Continue reading

The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil

Part 5.

Protect us from evil.

This line is translated a few ways

NIV: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

GNT: Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One

CEV: Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil

I’ve put several translations here so you get a feel of what Jesus was saying in his mother-tongue. Continue reading