Patience (Lent 17)

I bless the earth for nurturing the daffodil in secret until the robins are ready to herald its cheery bloom. I bless the spring peepers for freezing solid in wintery woods to wait faithfully until the early spring thaw beckons love’s chorus. I bless the sun for...

Lent 31

my spirit measures: one sunrise for each day one foot in front of the other one load of laundry at a time one breath in, too shallow one sigh out, too weary one bill, then the next one hot cup of tea… it seems i can barely manage these ones and twos and threes...

Lent 28

email bills bank soccer soccer store email store laundry homework email email If I accomplish all these things (and a few more) — are you listening, God? — then I will be satisfied with this day from sunrise to sunset. I’m telling you all that I hope...

Lent 20

This moment of prayer stretches like a lover in the morning, a suspension of time, a lingering sigh, an unhurried savoring of the knowledge that you are present and not leaving without the promise of your love and of your return to watch the nightmares with me once...

Holy Timing

My annual frustration with the Advent season (now three weeks behind us) is that “the time is not yet,” even though it’s evident all around us that the time of God’s redemption is needed now. And so I find soul-soothing relief in a longed-for...

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