Friends, today’s Monday Prayer is brought to you by mood swings! In the past few days my mood has swung back and forth. From excitement and energy to total lethargy and deep melancholy it feels like I have gone through a dictionary of emotions… Thus, my prayer today comes from this evening’s mood (it is… Read More
The Daily Office used to be a big part of my life at one time. Then I drifted away from it, but it still holds an appeal. When I am on retreat, the joy of doing it comes back, but once I come home and get into the routine, that is one of the things… Read More
Son of God, come quickly to the aid
of your people.
Come quickly to places of grief and despair.
Come quickly to places devoid of the usual
Come quickly to places of hopelessness …. Read More
At first glance, the Lectionary texts for both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary are ones we might want to shy away from in our current pandemic crisis. But a second glance serves to convince us that they are just right for speaking into the weirdness and tragedy of our world today. There’s… Read More
People are writing a lot, I think. Some folks always write and others are renewing or beginning a practice in this time of distancing, of staying in and working at our computers. So I ask, what’s saving your life this week? For me, it may be my kids playing games (mostly monopoly) together. What’s saving… Read More
Out of the depths, I cry to you- The depths of my anxiety. The depths of my grief. The depths of my frustration. The depths of my pain. The depths of my fear. Out of the depths, I cry to you- For those who are exhausted. For those who are sick. For those who have… Read More
Stopping midday midweek amidst the noise in the middle of work or play or nothing Stopping to pray and to say thank you and to remember your faithfulness and to reach for your promise and to make an offering Praying for relief Praying for healing Praying for resources to care for the most vulnerable Praying… Read More
A few days ago, I saw a post in one of the clergy groups that has formed online in response to COVID-19. The post posed the question of preaching on something other than the RCL texts for this week. Since I am in the midst of a series on the Sermon on the Mount, I… Read More
Inspired by Psalm 13 How long, O God Will I have to stay in this house. How long will this quarantine keep me from hugs of friends and the embrace of my mom. How long, O God will I have to worry about catching this disease and concern myself of how severe it will capture… Read More
Hello friends. In these days, I pray you are taking time for your own spirit and soul in the midst of all the new work we find ourselves facing. Not sure how you are feeling it, but all of the new logistics support I’m doing, and being away from my people while I’m wanting to… Read More