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Category Archives: Literature

  1. The Prayer of Relinquishment

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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