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The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Granny Sugars’ Prayer 1000 892 Andrew Hicks

The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Granny Sugars’ Prayer

I am a fan of the series of novels by Dean Koontz called Odd Thomas. At the time of this writing I have not finished the series yet, but am…

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An Ascension Hymn 800 1024 Andrew Hicks

An Ascension Hymn

1 See, the Conqu’ror mounts in triumph; see the King in royal state, riding on the clouds, his chariot, to his heav’nly palace gate. Hear the choir of angel voices…

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Prayers for Wandering 683 1024 Andrew Hicks

Prayers for Wandering

I have been wandering and growing lately. I think it is for my good when all is said and done, but it is painful in the process. God is not…

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Lent 2023 1024 576 Andrew Hicks

Lent 2023

This is the landing page for my 2023 Lenten sermon series. I have never preached the Lenten season before and so I am excited to learn and I anticipate that…

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Ruthlessly And Relentlessly Personal 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Ruthlessly And Relentlessly Personal

We call our Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, “DJ.” [For those of you who are Parks and Recreation fans, yes we named it after Tom Haverford’s Roomba who is affectionally called…

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The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian 780 639 Andrew Hicks

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian

Introduction  This beautiful little prayer and accompanying exercise is an important and classic prayer used in Eastern Orthodox observance of the Lenten season. I first discovered it while reading Great Lent:…

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Fasting: An Introduction 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Fasting: An Introduction

It is very sad that the modern Church – mainly of any nondenominational or evangelical variety – has completely forgotten and neglected the spiritual discipline of fasting. There are many…

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A Journey of Re-Enchantment – Part 5 768 1024 Andrew Hicks

A Journey of Re-Enchantment – Part 5

The Hicks family went to their very first Ash Wednesday service today at Calvary Episcopal Church. The priest, ministers, and members were all so welcoming to me and my family.…

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A Journey of Re-Enchantment – Part 4 952 1024 Andrew Hicks

A Journey of Re-Enchantment – Part 4

The holidays got me busy and I never formally reflected on the end of my 7X7 prayer experiment on my blog. So here goes. Some takeaways for me: 2 AM…

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Redemptively Reckless: A Prayer 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Redemptively Reckless: A Prayer

Lord, make me belovedly bold, redemptively reckless and a holy hard head.   Wake me up to sanctified shenanigans, holy mischief, and the wisdom of a certain kind of foolishness.…

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