Thursday Prayer

We need the reminder. With violence and death and hurt and harm all aroundWith struggle and suffering and worry and fear all aroundWith confusion and corruption and misinformation and manipulationall around With the very worst of us bringing out the very worst of all of us all the time… We need the reminder, Of the… Read More

Thursday Prayer

A Blessing for Thursday Night Maybe there’s a place, where the couch cushion dips just so, and you can feel the heat kick in, and you tuck your feet under that ratty old blanket, and for a moment, you rest. Not for too long, of course, because there are still dishes to do, and white… Read More

Thursday Prayer

I watched a video today. Of all of us, a whole big group of us, from all different places, gathered in one space. We were being silly and sassy, goofy and fun. There was nudging and hugging and big, open-mouth laughing that day. I remember whispering in on friend’s ear. I remember singing, all together,… Read More

Thursday Prayer

I haven’t been able to fix it.And while tumbling through the messiness, reaching out for moments of grace, for efforts of truth, for some kind of hope to cling to,I keep realizing,I cannot.Sure there is work, and there are moves, and that whole firm and steadfast power of presence.But it is still broken.And no relentless… Read More

Thursday Prayer

There’s a song we sing in worship. About God coming to turn the world around. About hearts singing and justice fires burning. Burning… About God delivering us from the conqueror’s crushing grasp. About justice tearing tyrants from their throne. TEARING THEM. The song remembers that Jesus said not a stone will be left on stone.… Read More