Saturday, July 27, 2013

Five Fingers of Prayer

There are five fingers to real prayer:

Prayer is internal not external.  One does not need to say a prayer aloud for it to be real.

Prayer seeks inner fulfillment, rather that outer manipulation. 

Prayer is standing at attention before God ready not only to speak to God but also to listen for God. Before you say amen, shut up and listen for a time. 

The goal of praying is not the fulfilling of our request; it is communication with God. 

In prayer we don’t need to tell God what to do, we need to seek God’s message for us.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Alter Ego

Forty-four year old my eldest daughter was born and what a Joy she is to me. As a history buff I wanted to name her after a strong woman in history. I loved the story of Queen Zenobia of Palmara and how she stood up to the Roman empire for many years. So I wanted to name my daughter Zenobia but her mother objected to that name so we agreed on Katherine.

All this to say that she, who has long been aware of the name story, has chosen the name Zenobia as the name for her gritchy alter ego. I love my darling daughter!

Happy Birthday