Hannah’s Song

Though my soul is dry, the stream is swollen with rain because God’s goodness has not failed. Though the bread crumbs are stale, the doe and her fawn graze without worry because God’s goodness has not failed. Though death looms with certainty, the sun...

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...

A New Heart

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

Unpacking

I relocate hope Take it back from finite places and finite people where I imagined it belonged Wash off the crud and cynicism it’s gathered Place it in that Holy Fire where it can be anĀ incense warming and emanating a sweet perfume I unpack faith from the boxes...

Waiting for Dawn

Is there mercy, God? O Christ, show us mercy! Be the bearer of grace, sweet Spirit. Is there peace, God? Christ, tell us there can be peace! Inspire our voices to join inĀ song, sweet Spirit. Is there hope, God? O Christ, how far away is hope? Draw us together...

Without You

There must be you. There has to be you. Without you, how will I sleep at night? How will I rest if not in the knowledge that you are there — beside, behind, before, long ago and forever? Without you, how will I laugh in the storm? Only the impossibility of you...

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