You’re loved when you’re lamenting

By |2013-03-01T18:12:06-06:00March 1st, 2013|

The Bible is full of uplifting, encouraging words. But it also has some pretty clear examples of sadness, despair, the blues. The Psalms of lament are just as true as the Psalms of ascent. Because [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study Day 6

By |2018-03-02T16:41:34-06:00February 19th, 2013|

Today, Day 6 in Deeply Loved, Jesus invites us to pray. More than once. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing, to pray about everything. Today's chapter offers some simple structures to help us [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study

By |2018-03-02T16:41:42-06:00February 13th, 2013|

Today, Ash Wednesday, opens Lent: a season of reflection, of redirecting our attention away from our appetites. But what are we directing our attention toward? If we only focus on the pleasures or indulgences we [...]

Holy Saturday

By |2012-04-07T11:53:20-05:00April 7th, 2012|

I sometimes dip into a lexionary for my devotions--though truth be told, I am woefully inconsistent. Or to put a more positive spin on it, I never always do the same thing. Sometimes prayers are [...]

Spring Cleaning for the Soul

By |2011-03-09T09:23:53-06:00March 9th, 2011|

Ash Wednesday, 2011 The horizon—the color of ashes—promises a storm. The muddled snow, which had been melting, is arrested by the returning cold. Lent, a somber season, seems the practice even of my leafless gray [...]

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