Category Archives: Literature

  1. The Prayer of Relinquishment


    17 July 2015 by romanin

    The Prayer of Relinquishment

    What things in your life are you holding back from God? Remember: God’s perfect will is better for you than your own, and Jesus himself understands; he relinquished his own will for the father’s too!

  2. Praise the Poet, not the Poem!


    22 April 2015 by romanin

    Psalm 19:1-7 says: The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork. Day after day it speaks …
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  3. Youth and Age: Regaining the Soul


    14 April 2015 by romanin

    I want to share a bit about a poem I read recently.  The poem is by Lord Byron, or George …
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  4. N: The Pen in the Stone

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    2 August 2011 by romanin

    To all my readers who are particularly fond of my sparse additions of prayers, poems, and deeper thoughts, I have …
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  5. N: A prayer by Michael Quoist, a French cleric

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    12 May 2011 by romanin

    I have fallen, Lord, Once more. I can’t go on, I’ll never succeed. I am ashamed, I don’t dare look …
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  6. N: Lenten Song, a Dedication to an Easter Celebration

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    24 April 2011 by romanin

    This Easter was a cool one, because it was Nathaniel’s first!  But also because I wanted to be intentional about …
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  7. The Hound of Heave by Francis Thompson

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    12 December 2010 by romanin

    I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I …
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  8. N: The Destruction of Sennacherib by Lord Byron


    20 September 2010 by romanin

    The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And …
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  9. N: The Captive by Pushkin


    8 September 2010 by romanin

    A captive, alone in a dungeon I dwell, Entombed in the stillness and murk of a cell. Outside, in the …
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