Showing posts from August, 2011

Prayer as work.

I'm a morning person. 7-2pm is the most productive part of my day. So, to me, I try to to put first things first, first thing is the morning. Get it?

First things first for me is about prayer and time spent with the Lord. My vocation is ministry and I consider spending time with God part of my job. Part of my morning routine is about giving to best part of my day, the most productive, first thing in the morning, to God.

Long story short, my morning routine has taken up a different priority-the gym. Working out for me isn't easy, because there is always something else that could be done. So there's always some tension about getting something else done instead of working out. I know that there are plenty of hours in a day to do what needs to done, but sometimes it sure doesn't feel like it. However working out has to be a priority for me or else, as I realize, all else all go down the tubes along with my personal and mental health.

Lately my prayer-life has taken a back …

The LORD has people (in disguise it seems).

It's been a while now since I have entered anything on this page of mine (not like anyone even reads it). However, my lack of entry is not due to lack of inspiration. On the contrary, I just don't have the time it takes to write down every thought and meditation.

This morning I read Acts 18:1-17. This wasn't anything by mistake. I simply try to follow along and read along with the daily office given from the lectionary readings for each day. I suggest this form of structure to my brothers ans sisters, because, not only does it get you through the entire bible in 2-3 years, but the lectionary follows the liturgical calendar for the year allowing for one to fully embrace and enter into a more religious year and context.

In Acts 18:1-17 Paul preaches to the Jews in Corinth. While in Corinth Paul experienced some success and frustration in terms of people accepting his word. One night, while Paul was staying at the house of Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, who was also a bel…