Lent 36

I am blessed this day by the nappy-headed Christ, by Her bubbling spirit and Her earnestness for life. Through this growing incarnation, O Blessed Christ, you compel my attention to beauty and heartache, to the fullness of now and the yearning of not yet. Break my...

Breakfast

“Seek the LORD; seek God’s presence continually” (Psalm 105:4, adapted). Today, pay attention to the presence of God in the “ordinary” moments of life. Write a prayer at the end of the day, with thanksgiving for the joy of seeking (and...

Writing to God: Kids’ Edition

I’m thrilled that the cover image of my upcoming book — Writing to God: Kids’ Edition — is now posted on sites like Amazon! We’re one step closer to the book’s Spring 2012 release from Paraclete Press!Of course I’m biased 🙂...

For My Daughter (A Prayer of St. Anne)

My dear,I birth you into a world of imperfections:there are takersdeceiversviolatorshaters.Yet still it is a world of God’s grace,filled with giverscounselorsnurturerslovers.In all things, be a child of God, in the footsteps of God.Womb of my womb,I pray for you...

Vanilla (or: A Parent’s Prayer When A Pet Dies)

From one parent to another,O Holy Mother-Father,I reach out for the strengthto bear a brokenhearted child’s tearswithout solutionswithout heart splintswithout easy fixesjust tissues.If ever I needed you to be near, it is now,but not for me.Bear near to one who...

KKK in Eden

An open letter to the resident on Euclid Drive with cone-shaped ghost figurines in the front lawn:Dear Sir or Madam,Please reconsider the ghost decorations on your lawn. With their cone frames draped in white cloth, I could’ve sworn as I drove by your home that...

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