The Mother’s Tenderness

I have been caught in my Mother’s tenderness.She sees my stress and soothes my forehead.She knows my turmoil and hugs me close.She hears my broken prayers and murmurs her love.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadowof deathof painof angstof...

Praying through Micah 4:1-5

In the days to come,will you stretch out your hand and inspire your people,Spirit of the Living God?Will you raise up prophets with tongues of fireto denounce the crimes of war and of hatred,to protest the lukewarm tolerance of discrimination?(And will those prophets...

Luke 12:22-31

The honeysuckle flowers are bloomingand I am reminded (again)that life’s surprising joys,its cycles of hibernation and renewal,are not dependent on my successes or failures.

What Are Your Six Words?

Recently I bought a new book (oh how I love books!) entitled, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, edited by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser (Harper 2008, 2nd edition). The concept of the book is simple: Can you convey your...

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