Intimacy

A couple months ago, I asked for words from you to help me think. After I asked, I kept writing, but I didn’t use your words. I needed to keep finding mine. But it’s time to go back. One of my friends said that the word that kept coming to mind for him was deepening […]

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A prayer for the seventh Sunday of Easter.

God. We don’t want fiery ordeals. We don’t want any ordeals, actually. We don’t want to be anxious, we don’t want to be tested, we don’t want to have to be alert, we don’t want you to be gone. Because we like to believe that if you knew what was going on, you would fix […]

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On being looked for.

I asked Nancy for a word. “Shepherd”, she said. I went looking and found the time a couple years ago when her word was “sheep”. So I used that one. +++ I’m reading a book about grief. In the introduction, Melissa Kelley talks about a woman who has had a difficult life and is now a […]

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Joshua succeeded Moses.

What I want to write is the intro to my next book, a collection of prayers. I want to write those words and use them here and thereby maximize efficiency of word production. But at the moment, that’s not working. Instead, here’s a bit of a conversation: “What’s new in your world?” Nancy said from […]

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