Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth PS 66.1

Photo from the Clergy Coaching Network, September 23, 2019 I wonder if one of religions biggest difficulty is that we cannot respond to joy. We remember and celebrate our failures but do not remember or celebrate our successes. In the Hebrew bible it is the battles that are recorded not the moments of peace. In … Continue reading Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth PS 66.1

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

Psalms of Lament and Hope – Prayerful Tuesday

The only gift I have to offer this week is my sorrow for Paris, Beirut, Syria, Iraq, and all of us.  So I offer the Psalms I go to when I am in the midst of sorrow and pain.  May your hearts be comforted by the words of the psalmist and may you find solace … Continue reading Psalms of Lament and Hope – 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

all will be well — Prayerful Tuesday

all will be well and all will be well and every manner of thing will be well Julian of Norwich, late 14th century mystic The last couple of weeks have been a bit troubling for me. In one week I heard of the death of three of my friends and then there was a three … Continue reading all will be well — Prayerful Tuesday