Tuesday Prayer

God of the broken broken by shame hidden deep and ignored for years which nonetheless affected everything turned joy to skepticism turned hope to caution turned love to fear turned anger to depression turned abuse to self blame blame. God of the broken break open now the lies and myths that have kept me silent,… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Gracious God, In a world that is simultaneously Expanding and contracting Help us to breath in a steady rhythm in and out that the expanding may helps us grow and the contracting will not make us smaller Help us to see You In and Out In all ways always. In the rising sun In the… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

The heat of August, Michigan, USA, to be precise, heavy, muggy air filled with the clamor of cicadas singing their mating song. Occasionally broken by the violence of a cicada wasp, stinging dying, implanting, in order for another life. Google it. Garden vegetables of lush, thick vines, or bolting lettuce, and toppling tomatoes demanding to… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Footprints in the sand

Ten years ago I lived on the foothills of the Santa Ritas, a small mountain range in southern Arizona. Backyards were separated by deep rocky crevices called arroyos, ancient pathways for rain water that runs off the mountains during the summer monsoon season. The arroyos are vital to the environment, providing greenery for food and… Read More