Confession

We have listened to the wrong gods, O Holy Life, to the ones that say “Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” and the ones that say “Your help is in the rat race.” Hear your people protest: “How long?” Hear your people confess:...

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...

Trial and Error

Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the LORD has a controversy with the people, and God will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!” – Micah 6:2-3...

Home

My heart turns and returns to your nest, Most Holy Love, Most Divine Imagination: Turning and returning on the wings of both wanderlust and satisfaction, Turning and returning on the road of my heart’s impatience and joy. My soul turns and returns to your altar,...

Distant Promises

They died in faith without having received God’s promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. (Hebrews 11:13) What do we ask of you, O God, but faithfulness in presence and mercy from devouring powers? What do you ask of us, O God, but integrity in...

Chariots (Lent 18)

Easy enough to confess chariots when I have none. Easy enough to set aside pride in horses with no stables to fill. Easy enough to surrender financial confidence with a check sure to bounce. More difficult, I confess, to abandon measures of worth by capacity and...

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