Tuesday Prayer

God, you granted humans agency when your breath entered our lungs, Nudge us to exercise our voice in a myriad of ways- In pulpits and rallies, In newspapers and blog posts, And as we vote. God, pour wisdom upon us so that it soaks through every part of our soul. May our minds be focused… Read More

Friday Festival: Stories to Share

Everyone has a story to share and a truth to tell.  The Breath of Life awakens stories within us, and through the writings of our friends, we are able to see how stories have taken shape and how we keep these stories alive. At Gifts in Open Hands, Maren Tirabassi expresses her desire for depth… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, today I try to return to my “normal”: to my work, friends, routines that help me take steps forward in my life. But God, my body, mind, and soul would rather stay in the well of grief in which I’ve been abiding for the past two weeks. The aches and nausea ground me to… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: On Overload

Are you on overload? I’m on overload. Just in the past week alone, listening to two men threaten one another with nuclear weapons and watching the white nationalist/supremacist/Nazi rallies in Charlottesville has given us more than our souls have bargained for. There’s too much hate happening in our world, and we see it firsthand in… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Creator, who aligns my body, mind, and soul, My heart is racing right now. Palpitations have emerged victorious. Anxiety is my companion since childhood. As life progressed it has invited itself without permission. It has made me overthink, over-care, overwork. And sometimes baby steps have been the only way to move forward in life.… Read More