The Secret…

“… You must seek Him in the morning
If you want Him through the day.”                                                                         ~ final two lines in “The Secret” by Ralph Spaulding Cushman

As a young adult, our dad received A Pocket Prayer Book from his pastor, Rev. E. Lester Stanton. What an appropriate gift! The way Dad talked about E. Lester Stanton made it clear that he was a mentor.

Our dad taught us a great deal about faith (more with his actions than his words in my case.) So…to read “The Secret” as a pass-along from those Gresham United Methodist Church days is really special.

We are certainly living in turbulent times. “The Secret” by Ralph Spaulding Cushman (1879-1960) certainly supports the notion of spending time with God early in the day. You can read the whole poem HERE

ACTION: Each of us has a unique faith journey to share. Today can you find an opportunity to share “The Secret” or other aspects of your journey with others in your midst?

Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!

HUMOR – Christian Playbook humor links


  • For People Critically Ill, or Facing Great Uncertainty – from New Zealand Prayer Book (bottom of first page shown HERE)
  • Lenten Prayer by Rev. Dr. LP Jones: opportunities to read or listen

Lectionary Texts for Sunday, April 12, 2020:

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