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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Limping

Limping church, tormented body, suppressing our Hyde in this war—flesh and spirit, are we only to stumble through heaven’s gate? How can we be broken bread to a dying world— wine poured out to heal a tortured race—when we can’t … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Death is Hard

Death is hard. Though so much a part of life, we never quite get used to it. Our youthful, anticipating days, dreams of El Dorado, meld into the rhythm of responsible days lived in responsible ways, and that end seems … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Y’all!

May the Prince of Peace bring peace to our hearts in this chaotic world, so that when we read the news, we see His heart for the hurting and broken.  

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: I Pray

There is a quiet place I go to inside my head when the noise is too loud and voices conflict. There is a place I go to distance myself from the pain, to find a shelter from confusion—the cacophony of … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Lord of the Me

It is hard when well-worked out beliefs run smack dab into life:  this war zone of a broken world where wills collide and battle lines are drawn, human, angelic, and Godhead. And I am in the crosshairs, but not afraid— … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Your Image in Us

When we put so much energy into seeking love, seeking approval, we leave little else for giving love, giving approval. May all the inner chaos be turned inside out so as to better reflect Your image in us— to be … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: I Listen for God

I listen for God— the spiritual glimpsed through the commonplace, the things that He has made, seeping through these fragile fingers and toes, this mouth, these eyes. Grace. Not pantheism, but presence, for if He is not here, we are … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Loosing My Grip

I cannot change much of my circumstance, and often I feel blind, touching desperately. feeling my way along, searching for a way out of this vapor, but finding none—no key, no door. To stop struggling would seem loss; but perhaps … Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me Down

Now I lay me down to sleep— if only to sleep, to drift off peacefully, to quiet the pinging thoughts, the lists of things undone, problems to solve, to ignore the rhythmic breaths of the man so near, so oblivious … Continue reading

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The Slivered Moment

To take the time, the slivered moment between have-to’s and oughts, to take the breath between panics and joys and everyday’s fleeting, to pause, to be still, to surrender for just a moment to the moment and the Maker of moments brings … Continue reading

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