Darkness that lets us see the light

By |2018-03-02T16:30:24-06:00February 17th, 2016|

Part of me did not want to go to church. Another part of me longed for it, in a shaky, hungry sort of way. The hunger won out. At The Practice, the gathering we attend [...]

Disappointment with God: A Lenten Lament

By |2018-03-02T16:30:27-06:00February 11th, 2016|

I didn’t expect to usher in Lent feeling angry at God, but that’s how it went down. On Shrove Tuesday, my fervent prayers for a dear friend that I love and walk beside went unanswered. [...]

Leaning into the comfort of God

By |2018-03-02T16:35:48-06:00March 6th, 2015|

Sometimes I ask God, my rock-solid God,     “Why did you let me down? Why am I walking around in tears,     harassed by enemies?” They’re out for the kill, these     tormentors with their obscenities, Taunting day [...]

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 [...]

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