Deleted Scene 2: Book of Common Prayer

One thing I didn?t talk about Sunday morning was a practical way to incorporate the Psalms into your prayers. There is an ancient method for doing this that is becoming more popular among Christians today. It?s called the Daily Office or the Book of Common Prayer. It?s a bunch of readings, mostly from the Psalms, arranged according to the calendar. You can pray the Psalms and not have to just pick one at random. This is neat for two other reasons:1. When you pray these prayers you are praying the same thing on the same day that thousands of other Christians are praying. This serves as a reminder that we are part of a community of Christians that goes beyond denominational and geographical boundaries.2. When you pray these prayers you are praying the same things as many Christians from the last 2,000 years. This serves as a reminder that we are part of a community that extends over a long period of time. We are not isolated in space or time.Here?s a couple of links to check out if you?re interested:Book of Common PrayerPray With the MonksLet me know what you think. A bonus question: Do you think tradition is a good thing or a bad thing?

Deleted Scene1: The saddest Psalm

This morning I said that all of the Lament Psalms end with an expression of trust except for one. The one that doesn't is Psalm 88. The closing line of the Psalm is " the darkness is my closest friend." Read the Psalm and then come back and we can discuss it by posting comments.Here are some questions:What could have caused the writer to be so bummed out?What is the saddest point in your life so far?Have you ever felt like you were calling for help and God was hiding from you (cf. verses 13 & 14)?You guys can come up with some questions, too.

Coming Soon

Check back in tomorrow. I plan to have 2 deleted scenes from my June 1 sermon at ACC. There are a couple of things I thought were cool, but I couldn't quite fit them in. I hope you can handle the suspense

My brother's Blog

If you know my brother Mike you may want to check out his blog, Puppies are Special Friends. It's pretty fun. Mike is so funny and clever. In fact, he was the inspiration behind my blog. Mike, did you ever know that you're my hero? You're the wind beneath my wings.P.S. While his blog is admittedly much cooler than mine, it won't be very interactive for you. You can post comments back here and tell me what you thought of it.

Shout out to Erin

Since Erin is about to blast off to Florida I thought we could all write a little something to her here. Just click Comments. (You'll have to post as an anonymous user) Put out the word. Erin will have some fun stuff to read in FL.-danny

first post ever

Well, friends this is the new message board blog thingy for me and hopefull for our church and youth group. Thanks to Justin () for helping me get started. Hopefully this will be fun as we learn how to use it.

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