Theme for March 2019: Desert

Not deserted

Not deserted

Ethiopian blessing  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Prayer of Lament inspired by Psalm 77: 1-20 God, we call out to you! From the depths of our hearts, we cry, “Lord, hear our prayer!” We are consumed by grief. The events of the past few days have overwhelmed us — it’s hard to sleep, it’s hard to … Continue reading "Not deserted"
3 Prayers for Lent

3 Prayers for Lent

  Lent is a time to get real and take stock. Here are 3 prayers that you might find helpful in your Lenten journey this year.   #1 God of the desert, as we follow Jesus into the unknown, may we recognize the tempter when he comes; let it be your bread we eat, your … Continue reading "3 Prayers for Lent"
Leaving the desert behind

Leaving the desert behind

Wanderlust, Paris  (Photo: Irene Bom)   It was my privilege, as newly appointed moderator of the International Presbytery, to conduct the communion service at our Presbytery meeting in Paris this past weekend. Here is a transcript of my reflection on Joshua 1:1-9. Only be strong and courageous I regularly listen to a podcast called Creative … Continue reading "Leaving the desert behind"
Desert wisdom

Desert wisdom

Angel in the window  (Photo: Margriet van Overbeeke)   A gem from the Desert Fathers and Mothers: “Better to have short times of prayer than long times, because in the long times you get distracted anyway!”     source: https://stillpointsa.org.au     Digging deeper Understanding desert monasticism From the blog Wilderness encouragement Testing ground