Tag Archives: Prayer

Psalm 16: “The Lord is Everything to Me”

Psalm 16 is the prayer that Christians have said in the wake of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is also a perfect prayer for pandemic times.   This prayer is a meditation taking us deeper and deeper into the … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Petitions

Creator God,  we who stand before you are dust,    and to dust we shall return. But you have breathed into our lips your Holy Breath, so we are also … yours. Help us this Lent to come alive to your … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Dogs and Our Prayer in the Press

Louisville, my team, was on the floor, locked in an epic battle with Michigan for the NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship. It was a glorious struggle, but the competition was so keen that, by halftime, my heart was racing.             … Continue reading

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Weather Calls for Glass-Half-Full Thinking

    They say some people are “glass half full” people and others are “glass half empty.” I’m more inclined to think as Martin Luther of old who said we are all simultaneously saints and sinners. I know I have the … Continue reading

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Prayerfully Gathering with Spot

February 2, 2012                 As an apprentice sheepdog, Spot has had a tumultuous work history. With the help of the insights from three of the very best sheepdog trainers in the world, Bobby Dalziel, Aled Owen and Gordon Watt, I … Continue reading

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First Blessing of the Animals Goes Well

On the afternoon of September 25 Heatherhope Farm hosted its first Blessing of the Animals—an event we hope to host annually. We purposely did not advertise this event too widely so that we could keep the numbers small and feel … Continue reading

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Surviving The Blizzard of 2011 (With God’s Help)

God protects us in storms and blizzards through the help of neighbors and government public servants. Thanks be to God. Continue reading

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Devotion Used for Meet and Greet the Lambs

The people gathered for the Meet and Greet the Lambs Day at Heatherhope joined in this devotional. Continue reading

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Be Ye Not Anxious (or Hysterical)

Contemplate the birds and the flowers of the field and do not surrender to the hysteria that fills our world. Continue reading

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Introduction to Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative prayer is a form of prayer that opens the mind and heart to rest in God’s presence and listen to God rather than ask God to listen to us. A major assumption for experiencing this way of praying is that God is always present and is actively inviting us to live fully with the Holy Spirit’s leading. Continue reading

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