Tuesday Prayer

Divine Dweller, As decisions are made And votes are cast And thoughts are shared Across our earth, May your love be incorporated as part of these choices. Shine your light brightly on the areas you need for us to focus. Call us again and again if we take the unhealthiest path. May your grace overwhelm… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of All Creation, Extreme heat is overtaking seasons usually filled with cool breezes And a multitude of tropical depressions are swirling in the Atlantic. I’m fairly certain your creation is groaning in labor pains But I know it won’t give birth to healthy fruit. Yes, someday your glory on that side of heaven will… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

My heart continues to sting from losing my dad, peaceful God. My soul is not quite as vivacious, and the innocence I felt before his death has drifted away. Grief robs us of possibilities of the future. Grief fogs up the lens we use to see the world. Our universe is smaller and sadder. Pour… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Boundless God, On these days when my energy is low And rest seems to be my closest ally, Surround me with your energy. May I find my second wind Before the pit of exhaustion swallows me And I cannot reemerge from its trap before nightfall. As I breathe in your reinvigorating air And feel the… Read More

Friday Festival: Storms

When I was a child, at the first sign of the deep blue midday sky, my anxiety-ridden stomach would begin to churn.  I knew what was coming but didn’t know the severity.  Sometimes tornado sirens would wail in the background.  Other times, we would just experience a run-of-the-mill summer storm. After I moved to Florida… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of the Many Doors, Open Hallways, Closed Windows- As we face choices both large and small, Grant us your wisdom. May the clarity that arrives when we focus on you Strengthen our minds and our vision. Our stomachs churn and our head aches From hours upon hours of worry and wonder. Dissolve our anxiety-driven… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Whiteness, Immigration, and Who Gets to Be Considered Made in God’s Image

A number of months ago, I did some Googling.  Maybe it was because of some actions or tweets by Kim Kardashian regarding her Armenian advocacy or appropriating another culture.  Or maybe I was just curious to figure out where the word Caucasian originated.  Either way, I found this article: “How Armenian Americans Became ‘White’: A… Read More