Monthly Archives: April 2012

Blessed are the pure in heart

From this morning’s Daily Office readings: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. I like that. I would like to see God. I would like to see God more clearly. I would like to be able … Continue reading

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Knitting with cats

If you are a knitter who shares a home with one or more cats, chances are, you will occasionally have found yourself tangled in a soft and sharp, pointy ball of fur, yarn, knitting needles and cat claws. And teeth. … Continue reading

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Diolch, Dillwyn

One day, I ran into the vicar somewhere between the church and the vicarage. I would have been around fifteen or sixteen, I suppose – there’s a lot I don’t remember about that time. Over the past few months (I … Continue reading

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Where Winners Worship

I passed a billboard the other day – it doesn’t matter where – and saw a billboard advertisement for a church – it doesn’t matter which. It proclaimed in large, bold lettering that this was a place “Where winners worship, … Continue reading

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One verse, (third of) three translations

[Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness:] Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; [have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.] The third translation of Psalm Four, Verse One (see yesterday’s and yesterday’s yesterday’s … Continue reading

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One verse, (second of) three translations

(See yesterday’s post for the first translation …) Second, the translation found in the Book of Common Prayer: [Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause;] you set me free when I am hard-pressed; [have mercy on … Continue reading

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One verse, three translations

Not even, really, one verse, but a fraction, a phrase, a few words lost between languages, wondering how to tell us the truth about God. First, the Revised Standard Version of the first verse of the Psalm assigned for the … Continue reading

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