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

Thursday Prayer

I’m tired, frustrated, and angry. And you come over here with, “do not let your hearts be troubled.” With the gun violence, the racism, the inequity all around us, The pandemic, so much illness, the people losing jobs and businesses, The leadership, the lack of leadership, the non-stop drama from leadership. Gaaaahhhhh! And I am… Read More

Thursday Prayer

So here it is. You already know. You already know it because it already broke your heart. Burst you to tears. Trembled inside your gut. Kept you awake deep into the night, despite your weariness. You feel it, not just in your body, but in your dreams, in your hopes, in your spirit, in that… Read More

Thursday Prayer

The people endured. Despite their oppression. Despite their hunger. Despite the violence and the anger and the fear. They held on. And there was this tiny hope. This warmth, this comfort, this direction, this companionship. This YOU. It was you, who didn’t leave them alone in the chaos. It was you, who didn’t let them… Read More