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Monday Morning Poetry

For this week’s installment of Monday Morning Poetry, I’d like to share William Shakespeare’s (1564–1616) “When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men’s Eyes”: When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes I all alone beweep my...

Monday Morning Poetry

Since we’re just coming out of the Easter season, for this week’s selection of Monday Morning Poetry, I have chosen “Most Glorious Lord of Life” by Edmund Spenser (1552–1599): Most glorious Lord of Life, that on this day Didst make thy triumph...

Monday Morning Poetry

Several years ago on a different blog I began a series of posts titled “Monday Morning Poetry.” Why? Well, 1) because I like poetry, and 2) because it felt right. I’m not sure I need a deeply philosophical reason for doing so. After all, it’s...

Reflections on Driving Past an Estate Sale

My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations (Psalm 102:11–12). Some months ago I drove past a sign emblazoned with the words “Estate Sale,” adorned with arrows...

Prayers to Help Frame Your Day

We are shaped and formed by our habits. In a very real sense, we become our habits. In his book You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith observes that activities are not just things we do, but they are things that do something to us as well.  For this reason, we must...