We have done our best, O God. Well, not our best. Sometimes not even a half-hearted attempt at “best.” But we have done … something … and of course it was never going to last because time is finite and people are too, but, O God! We didn’t prepare for death when it was set… Read More
God, this prayer is only my selfie,object of so much humorand undeniable visible truthand not the picture photoshoppedor the portrait skillfully painted, carved. Just me, here now,this day, these anxieties, these loves. Thank you for receiving it,without carefully shaped intercessions,for so many who need grace,expressions of gratitude,that most of the time I feel,regret for the… Read More
God who calls us to rest, to release Remind us what is ours and what is not Allow us to embrace the many lessons While acknowledging that for all things there is a season You call us to love one another as you have loved us This love does not cater but liberates This love… Read More
Give me ears to hear. Help me to use the whisper that I hear to turn my full attention to those who are speaking. Read More
Lead me to listen and not dictate, to nurture and not natter.
Curb my desire to fix, manage and control.
Come alongside of me, and help me be a blessing to others, today.
Please, Lord, I pray. Read More
God, you might have peeked over my shoulder and noticed that the last time I wrote it was entitled “The Last Time”. And here I am again, the last time. This time, this last time, I give thanks for the funny stories, for the debates that sometimes got a bit, erm, strident, over lipstick that… Read More
Thirty sparrows clamor around the bird feederwhile a squirrel plots its route to the same,and I wonder if this is faithfulness:to know what is needed and to crave it solely. Give us this day our daily bread,for you will give what is good, O God,Now let us be faithful in receiving it. The hounds of… Read More
Creation understands interdependence Embraces it, models it Reveals to us that in our connection we have our very being Creation is calling us back to life To accountability To communion To joy To healing To freedom I pray we humans get it … The Creator is conspiring on our behalf Revealing a living hope Filling… Read More
In the name of the God who knows me down to the depths of my heart, soul, mind and strength – amen. Read More
According to her brother, the singing never stopped in the house that she founded. Sister of Naucratius and Gregory of Nyssa, she chose to leave behind wealth and status, abandoning everything to move to an ancestral home near a river, where her haven of fervent women learned the scriptures, and to sing, and to heal… Read More