In the past few years, it seems everything I’ve read has an Anglican connection. From C.S.Lewis, famous apologist, author and professor, to Madeleine L’Engle, author of Newberry Award winning A Wrinkle in Time, to the endearing Father Tim character in Jan Karon’s Mitford series.
These authors mention The Book of Common Prayer, and Morning and Evening prayers regularly in their writings. It made me curious. Being raised in the Salvation Army (similar to Methodist doctrine), and then moving to a Pentacostal upbringing and now landing in what my pastor likes to call a Bapticostal church, the mysticicism of a “high church” order and liturgy has always intrigued me. After all, what is the difference between reading the Apostle’s Creed and the Lord’s Prayer everyday and reading the Prayers That Avail Much?
I wondered what style of daily disciplines C S Lewis, George Whitefield and George Washington used to enhance their spiritual growth. Thus began my journey. A journey towards epiphany. A journey which I am now including you if you are interested. Because my determined purpose is that I may know Him…
This was my very first post here, and though the methods may have changed, the quest is still the same. This year, I will be adding a new tradition to my celebration of advent. I will be going through the devotional that dear Ann has written. I will be doing this primarily alone, even though it is written as a family devotional..although I will be sharing weekly with my Neighborhood Bible Study. Won’t you join me? The devotional is free and available here.