September 16, 2008

My One Thing, New Photog Blog

Jen@BlueYonderDesigns did it again. Thanks to Jen this blog was given a fresh look several months ago, now she has given me a great new look for my photography blog. Jen is a leader in service and creativity in the blog creation industry, love that I have been able to work with her on several occasions. Once I get all my links, posts and ducks in a row with that blog I will link it on the sidebar, but for right now you can take a sneak peak.


Both ACU presentations that included Ron Hall and Denver Moore the authors of Same Kind of Different As Me have been uploaded to ITunes U. I couldn't find a direct link, but if you log onto Itunes there should be a link to ITunes U, look for where it allows you to browse universities, choose Abilene Christian University, then you should see the picture of Denver Moore in the top box with an explanation of the video and will allow you to download the video's for free. Both the Q&A and the Evening Presentation are uploaded. Enjoy!


My One Thing - (Today it's two)

Yesterday was my class on Christian Spiritual Formation by Dr. Wray up at ACU. This class continues to bless me. Each class starts off with some sort of exercise to center our thoughts and mind on Christ. Yesterday several students read a selection of prayers that were penned centuries ago. Each of the prayers read were humbling and certainly put Christ right where He belongs, in the center of your being.

Here is an exert of The Shield of St. Patrick who lived in 388-463.
...As I rise today,
Christ be with me, Christ be within me, Christ be before me, Christ be behind me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ be beneath me, Christ be above me, Christ in my quiet, Christ in danger, Christ to win me; Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit, Christ when I stand, Christ to comfort me, Christ to restore me; Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me. Christ in the heart of all that love me, Christ in the mouth of all who speak of me.

Tomorrow I will post the prayer I read by Bernard of Clairvaux who lived in 1090-1153.

One of the highlights of class was a video who showed interview footage of the late Henri Nouwen. So powerful, a theologian who was one of the great spiritual men of our time. Sometimes the study of theology can make the simple seem so very complicated, and can cause arguments when Christ calls us to peace and unity. Henri Nouwen was a man whose spiritual center of Christ was evident in all he lived. Once he reached the top level in theologians in our modern age, he walked away from it and worked at Daybreak a home for mentally challenged individuals in Canada. He ministered to the poor. All of the great books, papers, lectures, and learning he had accomplished, was given even more credibility when he walked away from it all. Truly a man of God and an inspiration for all.


Just started reading the Mitford series yesterday. At Home In Mitford. Looking forward to reading this series.


....time to work.


Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Tammy...

Thanks for the visit and the lovely comments about Brendon to all of the Prayer Warriors...for all their prayers!!