Cross-posted over at RevGalBlogPals: Divine One, I sing an “Alleluia!” to the frailty the glory the richness of color in a gasp of glory. O Holy One, in these leaves we see your Divine creative spark, and a reminder that we are frail and failing. In seasons of drabness, in moments of weakness, in … More Friday Prayer: Spent
Published over at RevGals this morning: We are here, Holy One. We are here as witnesses To those who hurt Who cry Who rage Who have been abused Who have died Who have been treated unjustly… We are here, Holy One. We lift up to You Our Maker and Redeemer The silent tears The raging … More Friday Prayer: We are here (cross-posted)
By request: Trigger warnings for sexual assault and harassment. It happens in an instant. The moment gets replayed, again and again. You learn to shut off the cycle, to get help to process the anger and embarrassment, to feel safe. But the bottom line is that it never should have happened. Never. You did not … More Holding in the brokenness
Reposted from RevGalBlogPals Friday Prayer: I saw the wildfires, Lord. The flames licking at houses, scorching trees. The stuff of homes and families and memories… GONE. I am undone. The raging power of the flames scared me, their passion was so all-consuming. but unlike the fires, You are not capricious. You are not destructive. I … More Ashes Again
Shared over at RevGalBlogPals this morning… Maybe it’s your prayer, too.
There is this strange idea in some strands of Christianity that we will never have problems or have “bad things happen” if we are truly Jesus-loving people. As if. From the first fig leaf, humanity has seen and known pain, discouragement and doubt. But that’s not what sells, is it? The kiddie Bible my kids … More O Joy?
Another? Another shooting? Whatever the reason… Whoever has done this… I do not understand. I feel helpless… The loss of lives, the stunned survivors… I cannot make excuses or place blame. (But, God, how I want to!) My anger rises at the impotent lawmakers, The greed of the gun lobbyists… My heart can only cry … More Another?