Dear God: Do Better

During the day when I’m in trouble I look for my Lord. At night my hands are still outstretched and don’t grow numb; my whole being refuses to be comforted. I remember God and I moan. I complain, and my spirit grows tired. – Psalm 77:2-3 (CEB) There are...

Sufficient

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage. – Psalm 16:5-6 (NRSV) My preferred cup is venti-sized, with a green mermaid on the side. I know what people say about...

Terrible Signs

“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be...

Commandment

I am the LORD your God. Through grief and despair, no matter violence or devastation: I am the LORD your God. Across the glorious heavens, in the silent echoing of stars: I am the LORD your God. Though the vineyard yields no fruit, though rocks torment the...

Listening (Lent 8)

Turn away from my prayers, O God, but do not neglect to bend your ear to the prayers of those who mourn. Listen and be convicted, O LORD, by the prayers of those to whom the world is unjust and unforgiving. Let your heart be broken and healed again by the prayers of...

Peace

Here is your help: the Strength of the heavens, the Grace of the hills, the Outrage of the oceans, the Hope of the seasons, the Dance of your doubts, the Treasure of your faith. Put your pride in the name of the LORD our God and be at peace. on Psalm...

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