Lead me to listen and not dictate, to nurture and not natter.
Curb my desire to fix, manage and control.
Come alongside of me, and help me be a blessing to others, today.
Please, Lord, I pray. Read More
God, you might have peeked over my shoulder and noticed that the last time I wrote it was entitled “The Last Time”. And here I am again, the last time. This time, this last time, I give thanks for the funny stories, for the debates that sometimes got a bit, erm, strident, over lipstick that… Read More
According to her brother, the singing never stopped in the house that she founded. Sister of Naucratius and Gregory of Nyssa, she chose to leave behind wealth and status, abandoning everything to move to an ancestral home near a river, where her haven of fervent women learned the scriptures, and to sing, and to heal… Read More
A prayer about entering the weird world of retirement Read More
If I have not love, Lord, I am a dry and weary place where there is no water for my soul. If I have not love, Lord, I am a stormy sea with no safe harbor for the lost traveler. If I have not love, Lord, I am an angry siren in a world that… Read More
God of the summer evenings and winter mornings- As the solstice fills our skies with more moonglow or more sunlight,May we remember the beauty of this day. May the light from your celestial bodies remind us of the light within our souls.May the rapidly-flowing year remind us of the scarcity of time. May this new… Read More
A Lament, for Many Reasons Bittersweet prayers, Lord! Thinking of my dad, gone for 42 years. Thinking of cancer, and how it robs so many Of such love, caring, and companionship. Bittersweet prayers, dear Jesus! Thinking of dying patients and loving families, Thinking of hospice and good-byes and grief. Bittersweet prayers, sweet Spirit! Thinking of… Read More
Lift up our hearts, Lord. Lift up our eyes to see your work around us. As day falls to night, help us close the chapters of our days and rest in you. Lift up our hearts, Lord. Lift up our hearts to see the best in those around us, to behold them as creatures of… Read More
Pray for us, Holy God. The ones who continue to be overlooked for the handsome, charismatic man who has bypassed the ordination process, but still gets handed the pulpit. Pray for us, when we are told that the young, white, guitar playing Flip-flop wearing guy needs to be the “face” of the ministry While our… Read More
Sweet Spirit of Hopefulness, Too many stories of heartache fill our newsfeeds. Too many comments of negativity fill our airwaves and irritate our eardrums. Between the public world and our private lives, sorrow and anxieties rage. Where is your tranquility, Spirit of God? As the currents of life overtake us, may your winds encircle us… Read More