Monthly Archives: April 2011

Praying and The Psalms . . .

One more post prior to beginning our consideration of the influence of the Book of James. Often we find it difficult to know how to pray.  The Psalms offer excellent examples of prayers.  Dick B. in his book The Good … Continue reading

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Reflection on James . . .

Following is a Summary of Theology that I prepared for the conclusion of a seminary class on James in 2008.  I believe that it offers a good departure point for our continuing consideration of how the Big Book of A.A. reflects much of … Continue reading

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The Good Book and The Big Book . . .

About five years ago I discovered a book with the title The Good Book and The Big Book: A.A.’s Roots in the Bible by Dick B. with a Foreword by Bob Smith, son of A.A. co-founder Dr. Bob and his … Continue reading

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The Promise of God . . .

On this Easter Sunday, remembering the magnificent talents of Natalie Sleeth, her lyrics about God’s promise: In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!  In … Continue reading

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Tick tock tick tock . . .

An interesting perspective from Richard R. Gaillardetz*: “Hans Bernard Meyer claims that the clock may be the most important machine of modern technology.  The influence of the clock in Western civilization is, ironically, closely tied to the monastery and the … Continue reading

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A prayer for Holy Week . . .

With profound gratitude to Father Richard Rohr*: I thank you, Lord Jesus, for becoming a human being         so I do not have to pretend or try to be God. I thank you, Lord Jesus, for becoming finite and limited … Continue reading

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It’s a miracle . . .

This weekend we celebrated the birth of our sixth grandchild, and as I sat in the rocker holding her last night all I could think was:  This is a miracle!  All six of them – now three girls and three … Continue reading

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