Tuesday Prayer

God of all seasons, we continuously arrive at times of both hellos and goodbyes. Some periods are full of hellos and building acquaintances. Strangers become friends, and the unfamiliar becomes intimate. And every so often we enter a season of goodbyes. Like a blizzard which chills us, the flurry of farewells freezes our hearts. For… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, you have filled my life with a variety of adventures. Today I give thanks for the anniversary of my ordination. Through the long journey heading towards that occasion – from oral exams to ordination papers – we grew stronger together. Since that day, you’ve been my Divine Walking Stick during the times when needing… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Fishy Edition

Oh, Jonah. That poor prophet who achieved exactly the result he was called upon to do, and felt betrayed to the point of wanting to die because of it. Though, of course, we don’t get the whole story in today’s pericope. Today we just hear God’s call to Jonah (the second time, after all that… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Isaiah’s Hope

Today is Election Day in the United States, and the stakes seem as high, if not higher, than they have ever been. Today it feels like we choose between hope and fear. And nearly everyone in our nation (no matter which side of the election your politics reside) would tell you we choose between good… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Finding Faith in the Desert

Have you ever been at the point in your life when one thing you wanted, just one thing, was more important to you than anything else? When life could have handed you a million dollars, a brand new car, and a whole household full of new appliances, and it wouldn’t have meant a thing? Because… Read More