A New Heart

The earth trembles my heart to the point of crumbling and I pray, O LORD, that You multiply the pieces.

Reminder

Breathe in: the loveliness of God. Breathe out: to articulate God’s grace. Breathe in: the spirit of God. Breathe out: with purpose as God’s image. Breathe in: the wild creativity of God. Breathe out: to embody your God-given gifts. Breathe in: the delight...

Lessons

What example shall I be, O LORD, for the blessing of your name? If an example of grace, I might be tempted to idolize and (try to) enact a perfect persona. If an example of faith, I might fold doubt beneath my coat or tuck it into my pockets like cold hands in winter,...

Faithful

Is it true, God, that you are faithful even when life is a gauntlet of troubles and each day seems longer than the next? Is it true that your inheritance is plentiful even though we squander and fight and steal in jealous fear that we must secure ours? Is it true, O...

Lo! (Scenes from a Coffee Shop)

Lo! Look: the sun bathes the parking lot in red, easing us into the night with its best colors. Lo! Look: a father laughs with his toddler while a nurse caffeinates for the night shift. Lo! Look: a lover on the phone discreetly wipes a tear trying to keep her world in...

Lent 15

My God and my delight, my rock and my blessing: you who can grow a daffodil where a thorn has been planted, you who can dance with new life after death has decreed its sentence: help my spirit watch eagerly for your love though my mind expects your absence; tune my...

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