Lent 23: Forgotten

I sit in your presence, but you do not greet me. Friends to the right and the left, but I am alone. How shall I respond to this chasmic isolation? Shall I sit and wait in the pain of your silence; shall I get up and make my way without you? For want of connection, I...

Fourth Sunday in Lent

O God our guide and daily delight, We are like the dawn, created to welcome the sun but inclined to yearn for the night. In your brilliance, command our attention with imagination and new revelation. We are like the dawn, indistinct and unclear on the truth, waiting...

Lent 22: Confessing Good Intentions

The Pharisees plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with...

Amos 3:3-8

              The sapling yearns for the sun; it cannot help but bloom in spring. The sun winks at the moon; its lunar blush swells the tide. But when she hides her bright smile, does not the wolf howl in loneliness? At the cry of...

Lent 20: French Fries

From my book Writing to God: Kids’ Edition, prayer idea #2: Write to God about your feelings. Tell God when you’re happy. God likes to hear your joy! You can write sentences about feeling  happy, or write a list of thanks that make you happy. For example,...

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