Saturday, April 05, 2014

Of God and Pizza
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Decades ago, a mentor spoke of the Prayer Book’s Daily Offices as “sanctification of time.”  I’ve come to think of them in another way - we are entering into holy “space” of God’s own design.  And I suppose that if we are after Paul’s exhortation to stay in God’s presence “always, without ceasing, in all circumstances” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18), we can’t be confined to “quiet time” devotions and study.

Here’s something lighter but, I hope, spiritually nutritious from the care giving blog that my wife and I host,and where you can read the whole thing in all it’s pepperoni and cheesy glory,
...We were having one of those precious married couple conversations last night – the kind that get run out of town by all the busy stuff. We were talking about our thoughts of God, memories of special people and moments – all that stuff from the heart, in no rush.
Her pizza insight came as we reflected on Joey. He was getting nestled in for bed, watching movies and chuckling a lot. He knows when it is Friday and that means the next day will be donuts in the morning and pizza in the evening. Joy in life’s simple blessings – if only we could keep our hearts and minds in that place…
...There’s a spiritual power to these little routines. It’s in God’s design to mark rhythms of life, and to see the divine hand in all that they bring,
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. (Genesis 1:14-15 ESV)

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