Cliftondale Congregational Church Blog

April 22, 2014

A Prayer About Music

Master Musician, we come to sing Your praises and to reflect Your creativity. Some say You sung creation into existence; You have certainly given us a song. Music is as much a part of battle as armor and armaments. Trumpets, fifes, drums, and bagpipes have rallied troops on the battlefield; ... Read More
April 18, 2014

Grace..BC/AD

We’re in the Upper Room, hearing that Jesus plans to give His life for us. And we think that we have just entered an age of grace, which did not previously exist, which was alien to Old Testament times, which was not realized till Jesus. Yet in a sense, people ... Read More
April 17, 2014

Mulligan Grace

Golf teaches people many wonderful life lessons. Among them are these: patience, humility, gracious winning (rare), graceful losing, and “the mulligan”. For those not familiar with the golfing term "mulligan" don’t look it up in the official rules of golf. You won’t find it. A mulligan is a golfing term ... Read More
November 28, 2013

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Today, O LORD, we express our Thanksgiving. We begin with the simple things of our days: Fresh air to breathe, cool water to drink, The taste of food, the comforts of home. For all these we make an act of Thanksgiving this day! We recall the warmth of humankind that ... Read More
October 30, 2013

8 Things You Aren’t Taught In Seminary

By Rev Dr John Huffman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (notes on his chapel lecture on 29 Oct 2013) 1) Seminary can be the best place in the world to lose your faith…by becoming professional, by a casual familiarity with religious work, and by a purely ... Read More
July 7, 2013

10 Prayer Tips

1. Choose a specific place to pray, away from distractions so you can concentrate. Ringing phones and crying children will sabotage your "quiet time" before it gets started. 2. Pray at the same time every day, if at all possible. Make it part of your regular routine and it will become ... Read More