Lenten Book Studies: Writing to God

For many years, I’ve written prayers as an occasional faith exercise, but prayer-writing as a spiritual practice really took on rhythm for me in a small group setting one Lenten season almost a decade ago. The intentional time in community — writing,...

Lent 20: French Fries

From my book¬†Writing to God: Kids’ Edition, prayer idea #2: Write to God about your feelings. Tell God when you’re happy. God likes to hear your joy! You can write sentences about feeling ¬†happy, or write a list of thanks that make you happy. For example,...

Psalm 148

Let the broken moon shell, worn & weary in the breaking waves, disclose its silent testimony of God’s faithfulness: of the Delight that formed its microscopic life on the ocean’s floor; of the Strength that guarded its days and the Beauty that nurtured...

ROY G BIV

Today’s prayer prompt comes from Writing to God: Kids’ Edition, my second book and an engaging resource to encourage young readers in prayer. One of my favorite prompts in the Kids’ Edition holds endless possibilities for prayer: “What’s...

The Hayfield

if only I could glow honey, peach & gold under the summer sun like this hayfield ~ all & only in praise of God our Sun and Peace ~ then I think that I would accomplish something true &...

Whiny Brats (or Psalm 24:1)

It well may be that GOD is a whiny brat, running around like a 4-year-old announcing “Mine! Mine!” definitely OLD ENOUGH to know better but still YOUNG ENOUGH to try to get away with it. Which God can, because hello? God is GOD. Most challenging:...

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