A prayer for the fifth Sunday in Lent.

God- We are tired. Our bodies are tired from the anticipation of what could happen and from the disruption of all our usual patterns. Our minds are tired from planning and adjusting and adapting, from practicing patience. Our hearts are weary with stories of sickness and suffering, income loss and food inadequacies. Our spirits feel […]

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Restless (still)

Give ear to my prayer, O God,and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!Attend to me, and answer me;I am restless in my complaint and I moan,because of the noise of the enemy,because of the oppression of the wicked.” I asked Nancy for a word. “Restless,” she said. It’s possible that she meant “rest-less”, because we’re […]

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What am I choosing to be an expert in?

I could choose to become an expert in virus transmission and treatment.  I could choose to become an expert in political analysis.  I could choose to become an expert on health system supply lines. I could choose to become an expert on anticipatory dread.  I could build my expertise by reading everything I could about […]

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Planning vs preparing.

Yesterday, I asked for words to help me think. A friend wrote and said “Plan vs Prepare. No amount of planning is going to save people who don’t prepare.” That’s an awesomely challenging thought which reminded me of a post from several years ago. +++ I’m built for the second chair. That’s the associate, the […]

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Give me a word.

Some of you who are regular readers know that from time to time I mention a word that Nancy gives me. What happens on those days is I say “give me a word because I need a writing prompt.” She pulls a word out of her mind at that moment, and I use it as […]

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