Grief

Tiko Giorgadz, unsplash She sat in the corner eyes dry, there are no more tears her heart ached for her baby boy the world so bright now dark “my baby, my son” “A sword will pierce your soul,” he said he came to die they said but, . . . . I carried him under … Continue reading Grief

Meditation on Psalm 81

You heard me when I called, . . . and You caught me as I fell I rested in your arms as You carried me from darkness into light You dried my tears, and You lifted my fears from my shoulders I leaned upon your breast, . . . and I heard you call me … Continue reading Meditation on Psalm 81

Blessed are those – Prayerful Tuesday

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 What does it mean to “hunger and thirst” for righteousness? What Jesus was saying is better understood if we understand how the 1st century audience understood righteousness.  A person listening to this scripture in the 1st century would have … Continue reading Blessed are those – Prayerful Tuesday

Overwhelmed with Sadness – Prayerful Tuesday

I have been trying to think about what to say about the Umpqua shootings but my heart is breaking and my mind won’t process this.  So I am asking you for your prayer this week to write letters to your legislators about gun legislation, talk to your neighbors about keeping safe, and get involved in your community … Continue reading Overwhelmed with Sadness – Prayerful Tuesday

It is Good?—Prayerful Tuesday

“And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:10b In the last weeks God’s creation has seemed anything but good.  Terrorist attacks, ambushing of police, and police shootings of unarmed young men continue to rent the very fabric of our society.  Yet God did not create an evil world, in fact God proclaims this world … Continue reading It is Good?—Prayerful Tuesday

My 2015 New Years Resolution – Prayerful Tuesday

I have been contemplating making a resolution this year.  My track record for keeping resolutions is poorer at best as I rarely make it past Jan 2nd but, maybe this year will be different. You see I am actually thinking about a resolution that fits my life style rather than dramatically changing it. Keeping expectations … Continue reading My 2015 New Years Resolution – Prayerful Tuesday

A Conversation with a Psalmist –Prayerful Tuesday

As I am personally preparing for  Christmas I have been disturbed by the amount of violence and death around the world.  Peace on earth does not seem near. So as part of my morning ritual I have been doing Lectio Divina with the Psalms.  They have brought me some comfort but this Psalm struck a … Continue reading A Conversation with a Psalmist –Prayerful Tuesday