Wise Words on Wednesday: Reaching the edge

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When we walk to the edge of all the light that we have and take step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly

– Patrick Overton

Music Monday: Let My Prayer Arise

Time to get back to some more ancient styles of music. Here is a Russian Orthodox rendering of the Liturgical song “Let my prayer arise” which is based on Psalm 140/141:

Let my prayer arise
as the lamp censer before You.
And let the rising of my hands
be my evening sacrifice.
Let my prayer arise,
and let my deep breath taking
be my evening sacrifice.
Lord i am calling You,
hear my prayer.
I am praying, praying, praying…
i am calling You.

Friday Frivolity: If Trump were a priest

I’m bored beyond measure with American politics already…but this was kinda funny…

Royal Doors

On a forum I heard someone mention “Christ – Our Pascha”, a Catechism of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and while googling it I came across Royal Doors, a rather lovely-looking website for Eastern Catholics:

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Wise Words on Wednesday: Evidence of Life

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Growth is the only evidence of life.

– Cardinal Henry Newman

Music Monday: When I am afraid

I’m still in an acapella mood… Today’s offering is a group from my former home in San Diego. This is Selah UCSD Christian A Cappella singing “When I am afraid”:

When I am afraid I will trust in You
When I’m overcome I will cling onto
The Rock that is higher, He’s higher
The Rock that is higher

When I am afraid I will trust in You
When I’m overcome I will cling onto
The Rock that is higher, He’s higher
The Rock that is higher

When my enemy’s too strong for me
I don’t know how to fight the fear
That comes against my heart and mind
I call upon the name of Christ

He’s higher, He’s higher
The Rock, He is higher

O When I am afraid I will trust in You
When I’m overcome I will cling onto
The Rock that is higher, He’s higher
The Rock that is higher

When my enemy’s surrounding me
He comes to steal my joy, my peace
I let go of my reasoning
And fall upon the Rock

I will not build my life upon the passing sands
Of how I feel inside from one moment to the next
But I will love you Lord, my Rock, my God, my Strength
A precious cornerstone that floods of death could never shake

O For there is no peace of mind, outside of truth in Christ
For the fear is real and it’s power can kill
But the stability of our times, the stability of our times
Will be the Rock, that is higher, He’s higher,
The Rock He’s is higher

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