Hymn of Grateful Praise

For the beauty of the earth… For the glory of the skies… For the love which from our birth… Over and around us lies… Lord of all to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.   –Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1864 According to Robert Morgan,...

A Letter to My Mother On Her Birthday

You know, Mama, I’m probably going to have to send you an email that says, “Hey, go read my blog.” And include a link to this post. And then I’ll have to call you and say, “Hey, did you click that link I sent you?” And you’ll...

Seeing God’s Smile

O give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. —Psalm 105:1-3 God-gifts pour down,...

Right to Give Thanks

We begin the Godly Play liturgy each Sunday with these words: Let us give thanks to the Lord. It is right to give thanks and praise. We should say it in the sanctuary, too, each week, when we come to worship together, to remember that it is right to offer thanks to...

See Some Good

There are many who say, ‘O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!’ You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound.” —Psalm 4:6-7 The…contrast [in Psalm 4] is between those who are...

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