In the Wee Small Hours

On that day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the Lord; and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon; and Moon, in the valley of Aijalon.” And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took...

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

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...

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