Tuesday Prayer

Divine Cornucopia of Blessings, Sometimes it takes every effort to express my gratitude for all I have. The pain gets in the way. Worries plague my mind. The distractions of everyday life mar my view of your glow. In a week of thanksgiving holiness, Clear my obstructions in order to see your intentions for my… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Minimum Protection (Jeremiah 1:4-10, 7:1-11)

Watching the work that people in my congregation do, it’s clear that they’re called by God to use their gifts as teachers or social workers, as parents or attorneys.  Sometimes they say they just drifted into the work they do, not seeing the steps as part of God’s leading.  Other times they have a certainty… Read More

Friday Prayer: Psalm 27 Revisited

Psalm 27, Revised Julia Edition God is my opening to life and my deliverance from evil— who thinks they can scare me? The Lord is a solid fence around me— who will try and come through God’s defenses? When those who oppose God’s will come at me thinking they can do something, it is all over for… Read More

Friday Festival: God Pops Up in the Questions

As the November days grow short, and the light wanes, our bloggers are listening for God, and are asking God – and the rest of us – thoughtful questions. The cold and dark are inspiring Connie Tuttle to think about the gifts of Advent, which mirror the gifts of other shadowy seasons.  “We begin to… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Warm Spirit of Love- On this World Kindness Day, may your breezes bring forth the hope we need for a caring world. May the extreme chills of hate be driven away by balmy sentiments, acts of justice, and moments of mission. May we see that each of your children hold the Spark of the Divine… Read More

Monday Prayer

I’ve been baking Precious Holy, Weighing and measuring, sifting and mixing, combining and folding, dividing and preparing Then, the baking…. waiting, watching, hoping… sweet smells of spice lifting the spirit warmth and depth rising, swelling until, at exactly the right moment it all comes together and there it is… rich fruit cake. How like baking… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Ya Got a Sermon?

This ostrich seems to be asking, “Ya got a sermon in there?” (or, ahem, maybe I’m just feeling a little pressed to get mine written). Revised Common Lectionary preachers are considering scribes and widows, widows and prophets, orphans and widows. Check out a post and discussion here. Narrative Lectionary preachers are pondering the prophet Micah’s… Read More