Friday Prayer: By the Bedside

Jesus- The written Word tells us that you wept over the death of your friend Lazarus. It also tells us that you waited until he died before you came to the side of his sisters. I have mixed feelings as to whether your actions were compassionate. A resurrected brother is not the same as not… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Prayer for Healing

Oh Christ the Healer, This is our prayer. Heal our broken bodies Heal our broken hearts Heal our broken world. And when the time for healing is past and gone or not yet come grant us strength and courage and the holy help of one another. Amen. Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God of many names We lift up those facing the ravages of storms that go by many names Present storms and storms that have passed, leaving stark reminders of just how small  and vulnerable we are The fear is real The loss is real The trauma is real Bring peace and restoration to every person,… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Just a band-aid

“It’s just a bandaid,” we say, meaning it’s not much at all. Not effective, not permanent, not nearly enough. And yet, LORD, sometimes a bandaid is all we have to offer. Sometimes all we know how to do is speak soothingly, kneel down, examine the scrape with solemn concern, carefully unwrap the flimsy package, place the bandage with… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Lately, I have been paying attention to negative space. Not just space where the energy is less than positive, but negative space with regard to art- making, language, and emotional processing. Negative space focuses on what isn’t. What wasn’t. What didn’t. Wha wouldn’t. Negative space can drive us to the other extreme in all kinds… Read More