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Evening Prayer; “The Cuthbert Compline”

Posted by on May 26, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Tuesday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Cuthbert Compline”. It’s named after Cuthbert, who decided to become a monk after receiving an angelic vision. He served his years in honor and humility as a monk and later a bishop. He died in 687.

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Evening Prayer; “The Aidan Compline”

Posted by on May 25, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Monday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Aidan Compline”. Aidan was a beloved and well respected monk who dedicated his entire life to helping others and died serving his monastery in the year 651.

To hear the history of the word “compline” and why I chose to create these seven evening prayer devotionals, click HERE.

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Evening Prayer; “The Ita Compline”

Posted by on May 24, 2020

This evening prayer, attributed to Sunday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Ita Compline”. Ita, a woman who died around 570 AD, was the director of a community of nuns and also a boys school. This evening prayer was named after her because it focuses on the examination of the heart and the petition for care and protection.

To hear the history of the word “compline” and why I chose to create this evening prayer devotional, click HERE.

Make sure to subscribe as a new prayer will be available each afternoon this week!

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“Evening Prayers” coming soon!

Posted by on May 22, 2020

“Evening Prayers” coming soon!


I’ve created 7 audio/video guided prayer devotionals for you, and they will be released each evening this coming week, starting on Sunday night.

They’re each about 7 minutes, adapted from the Compline Prayer readings in the book Celtic Daily Prayers. They’re meant to be prayed at the end of the day, before going to sleep. Here’s a video explaining a bit of why I felt led to create this project. Make sure to subscribe here to be notified as each devotional becomes available!

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When I Showed the Whole Church My Tattoo

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

When I Showed the Whole Church My Tattoo

This is isn’t exactly the title of my most recent sermon, but it is what happened! My passage was in John 15, around the theme of Jesus’ invitation to “abide in me”, and, well, since those exact words are tattooed across my arm, I couldn’t resist. Click below to hear how it all went down…

“At Home with God”

Also, here are my sermon notes if you’d like to follow along: NOTES

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New Year Devo // Week 4

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020

New Year Devo // Week 4

WEEK 4 / Jan. 26-31

“Jesus’ Proclamation”

Read Luke 4:16-21

As you imagine this scene and hear the words Jesus declares about his purpose and mission, what stands out for you?

What are some of the feelings the hearers of this proclamation might have experienced in this moment?

As you follow Jesus into this new year, in what ways might you be a part of his plan to:

  • Proclaim good news to the poor?
  • Proclaim liberty to the captives?
  • Give recovery of sight to the blind?
  • Set at liberty those who are oppressed?
  • Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor?

Read Mark 1:16-20 

Imagine you are one of those called by Jesus to “follow me”.

  • What do you feel as you hear his words addressed to you?
  • What draws you to follow Jesus?
  • What fears arise within you?

End your prayer time by bringing all these feelings and thoughts to God. Entrust this new year to him. Reaffirm your need for his Spirit and strength to guide and help you as you follow him. Recommit to depend on him as you step out into the uncharted waters of the future. 

Keep your eyes on him as you pray this prayer of commitment and intention: 

I am no longer my own, but yours.

Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;

put me to doing, put me to suffering;

let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,

exalted for you, or brought low for you;

let me be full,

let me be empty,

let me have all things,

let me have nothing:

I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things

to your pleasure and disposal.

And now, glorious and blessed God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

you are mine and I am yours. So be it.

And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.


(John Wesley’s “Covenant Prayer”)

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