“Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.” Haruki Murakami,

“Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.” Haruki Murakami,

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Come Lord Jesus, please come to me and into the souls of my fellow Kindlings. Light of the world illuminate my dimmed path, little flame warm me as I go out into the cold, drummer please play loud enough so I can find the beat, Lord of the dance, show me those unorthodox moves.

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Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it. Stop trying to compete with others. Give yourself to God and then be what and who you are without regard to what others think. Reduce your interests to a few. Learn to pray inwardly every moment. A.W. Tozer. Read More

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 In days of old, God used a burning bush to get Moses’ attention. Today’s prophets are often the truth-telling artists, singers, songwriters and filmmakers whose modern version of “Thus sayeth the Lord” bursts forth in a stunning, sensual explosion of sight, sound and touch.

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All this was a long time ago, I remember, And I would do it again, but set down, This set down THIS: WERE WE LED ALL THAT WAY FOR BIRTH OR DEATH? TS Eliot.

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Subdue in me the love of sin, Let me know the need of renovation as well as of forgiveness. READ More

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Many young people today are graduating from college and finding no job or a substandard job, are delaying marriage, facing huge debt from college and are realizing they may never ever be able to afford a house or anything close to what they have been told they should aspire for. They are asking, what does a good life look like for me, given these changing circumstances? Read More

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Simone Weil wrote, “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” Lord, please make me more generous. (And those with whom I personally talk today, please forgive me in advance for my failure to live up to what I know cognitively but have not mastered behaviorally) Read More

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Dallas Willard rose up and looked me in the eye. He said, “Dick, what I am about to say, I do not say lightly.” He then paused and continued, “If you are capable of producing this quality of material on a regular basis and don’t, God will judge you.” Read More


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Crazy enough it was the first episode of season six “Madmen” that reminded me of the exquisite first line of Dante’s Inferno, “Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.” What is the way we humans have lost? Read More:

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