Theme for July 2018: Summer

Interpreting the times

Interpreting the times

Eccl 3:3b: ‘a time to tear down and a time to build’    [Jesus] said to the crowd: 'When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, "It’s going to rain," and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, "It’s going to be hot," and it is. Hypocrites! You … Continue reading "Interpreting the times"
Summer-friendly spiritual practices

Summer-friendly spiritual practices

‘Strangers you meet on the street can turn into good neighbours’  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Have you considered activities like meeting people, gardening, swimming and journaling as a spiritual practice?   Incidentally, this is the 150th Prayer Matters blog post. Thank you for sharing in the spiritual practice that is this blog.   Gretchen Champoux … Continue reading "Summer-friendly spiritual practices"
3 Prayers for Summer

3 Prayers for Summer

A hot summer evening, Manchester inner city  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Another post in the “3 Prayers” series. May these prayers prompt you to pray and help you remain vitally connected to God and his purposes for you this summer. And if 3 prayers are not enough, I’ve included links to more prayers on a … Continue reading "3 Prayers for Summer"
When hot and bothered

When hot and bothered

After a warm spell dried out curly willow leaves litter the grass  (Photo: Irene Bom)   I was searching for something to share on a summer theme. The word “hot” led me to this prayer poem by Anita Munro. Teach us where the bucket is O God, we gather at your waters, as a hot … Continue reading "When hot and bothered"
A prayer to the God of summer

A prayer to the God of summer

A local cat, in a summer mood  (Photo: Irene Bom)   When Nancy L. Agneberg mentioned A summer prayer by Joyce Rupp in a recent Monk in the World guest post on ‘Summer Spirituality’, I was intrigued. I managed to find the prayer in full on Nancy’s own blog, in a post dating back to … Continue reading "A prayer to the God of summer"