ADVENT PRAYER

ADVENT PRAYER

As we move deeper into Advent my prayer becomes much simpler.  God doesn’t need my words, my reminders, my “eloquent” phrases.  Who am I to tell God what to do or what I or anyone else needs, no matter how good my intentions.  As Jesus says in Matthew 6:7-8: “In...
Where Can I Hide?

Where Can I Hide?

When the ordinary isn’t ordinary anymore and life comes crashing in on you, what do you do?  If you are like me, you want to run away or you want to hide somewhere until the storm blows over.  But you know you can’t run away.  Where would you go?  You know you can’t...
Authentic Freedom

Authentic Freedom

In a few days we celebrate the Fourth of July, with this year marking the 245th anniversary of our nation’s independence.  Freedom is a precious gift that we often take for granted.  It is a basic human right that many are denied. The Oxford Dictionary defines freedom...
HOLY TERROR

HOLY TERROR

A few nights ago I was awakened by terrifying screams outside our bedroom window.  My husband and I live in the country surrounded by a small patch of woods, so I knew it wasn’t a human scream.  I rushed to the window but couldn’t see anything at first.  After the...
Threshold Ponderings

Threshold Ponderings

As we still stand on the threshold of a new year I would venture to say that most of us breathed a huge sigh of relief when we turned the calendar over to 2021, and yet, in many ways, we still carry 2020 with us.  COVID-19 is still here.  Racial injustice and...