Ready for a Miracle

Then Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.” – Exodus 3:3 (NRSV) If summer is your favorite season of the year, you might want to cover your ears while I say this: Hints of autumn are beginning to...

One of Another

Blessed are you, one of another, and most blessed is the other with whom you are one. Blessed is the rock and holy is the river, and beautiful are the shapes & spaces they cannot make without the other. Blessed is the breath and holy is the heart, and precious are...

Still, Still, Still

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things to great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother. – Psalm 131:1-2a (NRSV) Maybe you’ve been...

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:...

Send Word

Tell the stars to send word, O Creator, of your faithfulness to every generation, of your trustworthiness through the long night of injustice. Tell the children to send word, O Love, of your accompaniment in places of exile, of your blessed increase even in the...

Theodicy & PTSD

For the RevGalBlogPals’ “Faith and Illness” column this week, I expounded upon my experiences of faith through the lens of PTSD, which I first wrote about in a chapter of Denial Is My Spiritual Practice. Here’s the column: There is no safe...

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