Tuesday Prayer

Divine Mirror- Reflect back to me the person you want me to see. Reflect back to me my true image- not the one I’m imagining in my head. Encourage me to hold up your true mirror to your children I meet along the way. May they see a portrait of authenticity staring back at them.… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: In All Honesty

God: “Don’t be afraid. I am your shield. Also, the payoff will be well worth your while.” Abram, asking for a friend: “What kind of payoff? My friend might not be afraid if they know how big the reward will be. But right now, things don’t look promising.” God: “It’ll be seriously big. Land. Children.… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Spirit of Calm and Chaos… In these moments before our Lenten pilgrimage begins, we take a look at our dusty world- Where active shooter trainings are reality, Where middle-age icons die of strokes, Where our youth can’t see themselves in the ways you see them, and our powers-that-be can’t see the image of God in… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: We Need to Talk About Menstruation. Period.

Last night, I finally watched the Oscar-winning documentary (short subject) Period.  End of Sentence.  The film details the many women across our world who have missed opportunities for education and employment due to the lack of menstrual hygiene products.  Furthermore, women would use items like dirty rags, ashes, and leaves in order to avoid bleeding through… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Treasuring Prayer (Matthew 6:7-21)

Whenever I write prayers, the voice of one of my supervisors echoes through my efforts: “No flowery words”. This gracious teacher instilled in me the urge to get to the point and to keep it simple when we pray. Even when introducing prayer I am more likely to invite others to join by saying: “Let… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Winds of Peace- In this season of frigid gusts and sunless skies, our well-being is wafted away. We hold on to what we can for our own spiritual and emotional preservation. But some are barely surviving physically. From the lack of housing to the absence of heat and power, they wonder if survival is… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God who abides with us on this side of the clouds… There’s nothing as ordinary as a gray Tuesday in January. But I will take the plain. I will take the bland. Too many days are filled with pain- News of hatred Speeches and videos and walls which divide us from one another Health declining… Read More