Last Chance

Today is the last day to register for Pulling it Together in a World that's Falling Apart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SgDiTmd_Aw Why the deadline? With the election getting closer, virus rates rising and the holidays on the horizon, life is just going to get crazier. Now is the time the pull it together.  5 Simple Shifts 3 Prayer Hacks 2 Good Things You'll be amazed by what a big difference small changes can make in how you feel and ...

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A Prayer for the Weary

I'm tired y'all. And, as I've said before, if a privileged white woman with no kids at home is tired, the rest of you must be past going. Creator of all things, We are weary and worried. We are overworked and overwrought. We have been grieving loss for so long we’ve forgotten what it feels like not to be in mourning. Some days there just aren’t enough hours Other days, it seems like we don’t ...

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When the Fires Rage and the Flood Waters Rise

Refuge and ever-present help in times of trouble The earth is being swallowed by the sea and consumed by fire We are being swept away by rising waters. We are walking through fire and getting burned Breath of life, we cannot breathe. Where are You? We are weary and worn out Wrap us in Your wings Take us in Your shelter Lift us high upon the rock We've seen what You can do, God Do it again! ...

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A Labor Day Prayer

Creator of all things, We pray for those who are overworked and overwrought. For those who feel like there are not enough hours in the day and for those who fill their hours with that which does not feel like enough. For those who have lost work, those who fear going to work and those who are desperately seeking work. For those who work in spaces and places where their own health and ...

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A Prayer for a COVID-19 Mother’s Day

I've been using the same Mother's Day prayer for years now. I've adjusted it this year to reflect our realities. May we mindful of the myriad of emotions Mother's Day stirs up for people we love--especially this year. Today we pray for moms. We pray for the moms who bake cupcakes, wait in car lines, pack lunches, juggle sports schedules and preside over petty playground squabbles. We pray for moms who are ...

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Rituals at Home–Prayer Dice

Rituals don't always have to be super serious. They can be fun...even playful. And a little play is good for all of us, especially now. Since most of us are at home and sitting down at the table together more than ever, why not add a prayer ritual to dinner? Or maybe just adjust one that you already have. Here's one that can be more meaningful than ...

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A Covid Psalm of Communal Lament

About 10 days ago, we talked about Psalms of Communal Lament in our weekly Zoom Bible study. Lament (crying out to God) is expressed throughout our scriptures. It is a form of prayer that is cathartic and reassuring at the same time. I encourage you to write your own Psalm of Communal Lament, but for now, here is mine: Almighty God, Creator of all, things are getting really ...

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Communal Psalms of Lament

Tonight at the inaugural Wine Wednesday Bible Zoom Bible study, we talked about the Psalms of Communal Lament. A note on lament: I am a big fan of lament. My ordination sermon was on the topic. The thing I like most about lament is that if you're crying out to God--in anger, grief, frustration--it means that even in the depths of despair, you still believe that God is listening. That ...

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A Prayer for Today

It’s a long list today, God. Of people to lift up to you.  I know you already know,  That people are hurting  And I know that I can’t possibly name them all here For my world and my awareness are so very small But … So that You know that I know that the world needs You So that You know that I know that You listen when we call So that others might know that they are being ...

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