Through the dry desert, a river.

Through the yawning grief, perfume.

Through the war-torn streets, laughter.

Through the fallow season, a harvest.

Through the dense fog, a sunbeam.

Through the howls of night, peace.

Through the wilderness, new ways.

God have mercy,
may it be so.

on Isaiah 43:19


The Rev. Rachel G. Hackenberg‘s book with co-author Martha Spong, Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), searches for faith through life’s trials. Rachel has also written Writing to God, a popular Lenten devotional, and other books.


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