A Prayer for Starting Over

Some of us carry beginnings around with dread. It will be an adventure! they shout from the sidelines. Don’t they remember how hard this is? Being new, being alone, learning all over again? The prelude to starting over is often one long measure of goodbyes....

A Prayer for a Hopeful Vision

We’ve developed a bad habit of praying for clarity. We want to know the plan before we agree to it, but we’re beginning to understand that’s not really how You roll. You never promised clarity. You told Abraham to leave his country, his people, and...

In Praise of A Holy Imagination

We’re learning to see Christ in the boring, the painful, and the mildly ridiculous as well as in the beautiful small. We’re fighting for our moments and seeing ways He shows up in our right-now life. We’re grown-ups and we know the importance of...

A Prayer for Kindness

In a world where the rhetoric of leaders often sounds more like the taunts of a playground bully, it’s easy to lose hope for kindness. We admit it feels a bit like bringing flowers to a gun fight. Teach us, Father, how to respond in love and not in fear. Teach...