Of Praying for Parkland…

For the third time in as many years, I am writing an entry on this blog crying out to God for help, strength, and healing following tragic shootings.  In May of 2016 we cried out to God in the wake of the shooting in Orlando; in October of 2017 we cried out to God in...

Of Listening to Jesus…

Mark 9:2-13 2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them,3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white....

Of Praying for Our Family(ies)…

Today I am praying for us as a spiritual family and for all of us as we are set in our own families – however they are constructed or we acknowledge them to be… “Eternal God, our creator, you set us to live in families. We commend to your care all...

Of Making Meaning…

Psalm 62:2-5 “Only God is my rock and my salvation – my stronghold! I won’t be shaken anymore. How long will all of you attack others; how long will you tear them down as if they were leaning walls or broken-down fences? The only desire of this...

Of Real Power…

There is one word that most perfectly sums up the Gospel of Mark – NOW.  Mark tells his Gospel with the utmost urgency.  He is compelled to write and desperate to waste neither time nor words to share his distilled Gospel-message, Jesus has come, which is...

Of Prayers for the New Year…

This morning as I was having my time of morning prayer, my prayer book contained this prayer for the day… “Praise to you, Father everlasting. You open your hand and fill all creatures with blessing.  Listen to these petitions as we say, Lord, make haste to...