God calls us to go deeper this Lent. Indeed, St. Francis was sensitive to this desire. In this spirit, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to listen to Calling Me Higher by Teresa Peterson.
In lectio divina one day, I was praying through the daily psalm, Psalm 42. One line kept ringing in my ears: as deep calls to deep. As I sat down to write for my new album, I opened up my bible and as deep calls to deep came back up. I was so inspired that I asked the Holy Spirit to come and write this song with me and Calling Me Higher came out. This song has always been so special to me. Not only was it the first song on my album, it was also the first song I had written in over 2 years. It was such a gift and I’m glad I get to share it with you! -Teresa Peterson
Teresa’s “desert” blog posting may also encourage you in your own Lenten journey.
The Lap of The Father in the Heart of The Desert
When asked about our summer, James and I simultaneously sigh and respond, “Well, we’ve been in the Desert.”
The Desert. That sacred place where God leads His child into a deeper relationship with Him by stripping him bare of comfort, status quo and selfishness. Leaving everything she knows and submitting to the process of death to self, greater submission of her will to God and being a willing, sacrificial participant. The Israelites don’t give a lot of encouragement here on this topic, except for maybe what not to do. But as we followed Our Lord into the Desert, little by little, a picture started to emerge.
The Need For God
This one shouldn’t be hard, but for those who pride themselves on being self-sufficient, (present company included), it’s easy to get caught up in doing the work of God instead of loving Him. Read more…