A Prayer for the Writer

She has denied her gifting for too long. And today is the day to take it back. You have made her a writer but she sits on her hands. Pull her hands out into the light and show her what she needs to see to get them moving. Father, she is afraid and so many of us can...

A Prayer for The Homesick

We have traveled onto new roads and all our senses are heightened. They say it’s a new adventure! but we have our doubts. Though the landscape has all the familiar elements – the ground below, the sky above – everything else is in the wrong place. It...

A Prayer for Peace

Sometimes I think I want peace but what I really want is calm. Calm is quiet rooms and alone time.  Calm is slow movements, deep breathing, and zero percent chaos. Calm, when you can get it, is a gift. But it’s not the same as peace. Peace is hard-won, the child...

A Prayer for the Beginner

We confess our longing to be the smartest person in the room. Reveal to us the true fear hiding beneath the surface. We are afraid of not having the answer. We are afraid of looking like a fool. We are afraid that perhaps they were right and we aren’t cut out...

A Blessing For the New Year

We have all quietly stepped over the invisible threshold, the old slipping away into last year and the new presenting herself before us, waiting. In the turning of the year, no one is left behind. And so we begin another year-long journey, bags packed whether we...