Abide With Me

  Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see—…

Christian Marriage and a History of Bones

Notes. Some thoughts are mine, some are verbatim from Ephraim. Source: here. Our modern context: Marriage is about desire – we live together if we want to. We exist in a vacuum. Co-habitation is for feeling good and it’s for the “us” in the relationship only. Marriage being about desire is fairly distant from what Christian history…

A Prayer for Safety in an Unsafe World

I find Anglican prayers helpful when I want to pray and hear wiser words than my own, when I want to silence my own restless mind and listen in on God’s prayers for me.* This prayer is a Compline service (old english word, related to the word “Complete”) that is prayed before going to bed, at the end…

Purple

My friend Alison has a blog which puts into words how I feel so much more eloquently than I ever could, on why I’m wearing purple today, and how I feel in general about the issues surround bullying, suicide, and homosexuality as of late. Read her post.

Psalm 8

1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,…

What Women Want

A great TIME article about the state of women now compared to forty years ago. College campuses used to be almost 60-40 male; now the ratio has reversed, and close to half of law and medical degrees go to women, up from fewer than 10% in 1970. Half the Ivy League presidents are women, and…

A good ol’ quote or two

“The ultimate purpose of marriage is the greater glory of God — and God is most greatly glorified when His gifts are rightly celebrated and received, and His covenants are rightly honored and pledged.” – from this dreamy eyed fellow, Albert Mohler, via the marriage blog “Marriage is the source of great and unspeakable happiness….

Matt Tapley’s Blog

You may or may not know of Matt Tapley. He is a pastor and worship leader, and one of those guys that I would love to be able to preach like one day. His daughter is currently going through what I can only presume to be treatment for cancer. He started a blog October 4th…

This is how you apologize

Full article here. …a lack of awareness, dismissive or denying behaviours suggest a lack of empathy. An apology lacking in awareness sounds like this: “I’m sorry that you feel that way?” Or an explanation for one’s behaviour is substituted for an apology, or no apology is forthcoming. The hallmark of a genuine apology is the…

La Tour CN

I am from Toronto, and yet that tall spikey landmark I had only ever experienced from the outside… ’til last night. I used to really resent my parents for leaving out this experience from my childhood, this integral part of my Torontonian roots. Now, the CN Tower-sized hole in my heart has been filled. What’s…

Blessings

things I’m really grateful for. that make life good. an exhaustive list would be impossible. picture of the grapefruit from smittenkitchen.com

Being rather than doing

I’m sure it’s profound and I could write a lot on it… but right now, I’m just content with the fact that in the last two days, I have come home from work, made delicious meals, and spent time with friends without any agenda no list of things to do looming over my head. And…