“God. We Need You.”

Hi. Today’s post is different.  I published a book this week that I like and I’m grateful for.  If you are a regular here, you know I write prayers to offer each Sunday for the hospital and for you. I gathered a year of the Sunday prayers that you’ve seen here into a book. I’m […]

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A prayer for the twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

God. Why is the story of injustice toward Hagar in the Bible?That makes it biblical, at least for some people.That gives an excuse. Sarah despised Hagar and made her life miserable in every possible way.Sarah wanted Abraham to banish Hagar and Ishmael.And, God, you told Abraham to do it. You also said that you would […]

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Pick one thing. Do it as well as you can.

“I’m completely stuck,” I said. “When you say ‘completely’,” Tim said, “What do you mean? That you sit in one place,  permanently unmoving?” I wanted to nod, but I understood the irony of having the capacity to walk into Lystra Tea Company and to order a medium bold and to have the money to pay […]

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Intentionally looking for peace.

On Thursdays we don’t need big challenging thoughts. We need quiet reminders. We need to remember what we believed on Sunday, what we promised on Monday, what we lost track of on Tuesday. We need to sit for a moment, just a moment, and shake off the chaos that was Wednesday and rest. We can’t […]

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Love and steadfastness

I’m finishing up my next book right now. It’s a book of prayers that I’ve prayed in the hospital chapel. (It comes out on Sunday. I’ll talk more about it next week.) Writing prayers to share makes me aware of the way other people write out what they are praying.  Toward the end of his […]

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