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The Ancient Tradition of Blessings: A Threshold from the Here and Now into the Future

The word “blessing” comes from the Old English word “blêdsian,” which means to sanctify or consecrate with blood. Blood was life, and so to bless someone was to connect the human to the divine life source, to invoke divine favor upon earthly life. Nowhere is the connection to life more evident than in Deuteronomy 30:16-19, […]

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CHILDREN’S MUSIC FOR LENT, PALM SUNDAY, EASTER, and MOTHER’S DAY!

Children’s choirs bring a beautiful addition to worship services throughout Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Mother’s Day. From songs of reflection and introspection to songs of celebration and rejoicing, Shawnee Press is proud to provide an outstanding catalog of children’s choral music for the Lenten/Easter season and Mother’s Day! The titles below include new children’s […]

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Blessings

Probably the most meaningful gesture shown to me is when someone prays over me. Not just an “I’ll pray for you,” and we both go our separate ways; but when someone stops and actually prays over me, it becomes intensely personal. I feel like my fellow-believer is actually carrying my burdens up to the throne […]

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