Category Archives: Prayer

For the New Year by Jane Blackburn

A new year is upon us. What shall I put on my list of resolutions? How about a resolution Not to resolve anything new? The quest for perfection Is useless, and deceiving, and disheartening. The world shouts at us Look … Continue reading

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Forgive and Forget? by The Rev. Richard E. Sindall

The following article is written by The Reverend Richard E. Sindall and has been reprinted here with his permission. For more information, please visit his website at Faith Thinking Aloud. “I can forgive, but I can’t forget.” I hear that … Continue reading

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Fall on My Knees (a poem by JRobin Whitley)

During the healing service, I wanted to fall on my knees again. How long it has been since I, sinner and saint, felt the presence of G_d and wanted to fall on my knees. G_d had not been absent. There … Continue reading

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An Explanation from the Imam Atif Chandry – Soul Food from Pfeiffer University

  Islam is one of the oldest religions in the world. The prophet Mohammed was born in 570 C.E and Islam grew out of his revelations which became the Quran. By clicking the image below, you can learn more about … Continue reading

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What is your choice?

  “I imagine that one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, that once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”   ~James Baldwin The morning is dreary as the … Continue reading

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A Message about Holy Cross Episcopal in Valle Crucis, NC, USA

Living in the mountains has many advantages for me. First, there is something in the mountains that is intangible but that gives me great joy. Then, there is nature and that gives me joy regardless of the landscape, but the … Continue reading

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Pride and Faith

Pride and faith may seem like an odd title for a reflection. Especially when the overall subject of this blog is to talk about God in the World. Yet, once I type the word, “world”, putting the words pride and … Continue reading

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