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In which the writer finds that listening to the world wake up is better than to be awoken by the world.

  I am not a morning person. Or rather, I don’t mind being awake in the wee small hours of the morning, as long as I am the only person there. I require at least 45 minutes of silent consciousness (MOSC) before morning interaction with the human race for my…

Come

Come, follow me into the realm of music. Here is the gate Which separates the earthly from the eternal. It is not like stepping into a strange country As once we did. We soon learn everything to know there And nothing surprises us anymore. Here Our wonderment will have no…

The meditations of my heart

I am currently in the process of writing a paper on "a theology of worship." Note: a theology, not the. Thank goodness. At the same time, I have also been working on a lecture to be presented to our school faculty about the musical choices we make for our school chapel.  During…

As the Lord had commanded

This morning I have been reading through the end of the book of Exodus. The end of the book concludes with all the instructions for the building of the tabernacle, the garments the priests are to wear and how they will approach and conduct themselves within the place of worship.…

Psalm 151

O Thou my God, all peoples praise Thee and assure Thee of Thy loftiness. But even if I do, or not, what can it signify to Thee? Who am I, to believe that my prayer is necessary? When I say ‘God,’ I know that I mean by this the Sole,…

Joy has dawned

Joy has dawned upon the world Promised from creation God's salvation now unfurled Hope for every nation Not with fanfares from above Not with scenes of glory But a humble gift of love Jesus born of Mary Sounds of wonder fill the sky With the songs of angels As the…