Prayer and Meditation

Prayer and Meditation

God, Hear Our Prayers

Earth maker, Pain bearer, Life giver, Hear our prayers Turn our hearts to you Have mercy upon us Pull us closer under your wing Fill us with a renewed certainty and trust in Your holy presence Meet us wherever we are in this fragile and yet sacred season Boost our courage and imagination to face the unknown The

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The luminous moments

Corona has humbled, slowed down, and uncomfortably awakened me to the reality that I am not in control here. The vulnerability is real. I feel it poignantly in my body and my spirit. My adventurous wings have been cut, and there is no clear indication when it will be safe

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Come home

I gift you with a prayer this week that I hope when you close your eyes and listen can become your own. A silver lining of Corona is that we have been given the chance to remember again what truly matters. To recreate for ourselves, with God's help, a life

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A Lighthouse

Today marks the beginning of Holy week, a sacred stretch of time embroidered with clues as to how to live, to love, to suffer, to trust God regardless of the circumstances, to live in hope, to die and resurrect. Over the next seven days, join me in walking again the

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A piece in the puzzle

I enjoy the challenge of a Word Scramble. You know, those word puzzles where the letters to a word are scrambled on the page. The word reads gibberish. Take for example: TIHFA. To solve this "scramble" I have to believe a real word can be made from the scramble of

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The Best In Me is You in Me

Some days I wake up feeling especially human. My imperfections seem to outshine my glories. No one would believe I have any relation to God by my thoughts, actions, and dismal soul-showing. My friend Tallu recently wrote an encouraging prayer asking God to help mend the divine image in her.

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Who Takes the Lead?

We have a menagerie of animals at our house, almost a Noah’s Arkful! Our most recent addition is a brother/sister pair of huskies. I confess a moment of Christmas parental weakness. Who wouldn’t want a couple of cute puppies around the tree? What were we thinking? Huskies have a lot

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Something More

I have been reading David Brooks new book, The Second Mountain. Brooks sets up a "two mountain" metaphor to identify the human experience. He asks the question, "Which mountain are you climbing?" You will know which mountain you are on by the quality of your inner joy. The climb of the

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The Day After Easter

It's the day after Easter. A day like any other day. Except what if it's not? What if I woke up today and saw the world as enchanted? Gave God a wink abiding in the soul of me. What if I unfurled my tight grip, and welcomed, actually begged God

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The Thinker

Henri Nouwen says, "Home is the place you can hear God's voice calling you the beloved." To live soulfully is to be aware of and confess our shortcomings. Too easily our pride can eclipse our truth-telling soul, separating us from the better part of ourselves. The reality is we are

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