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Prose that hopes you take it slow & fill your mind with wonder.
Catch the Spark

Catch the Spark

Oh LORD make us people of prayer: Would we seek You in the morning, afternoon, evening, & night. Would we look for you in the crevices of our days. Would we search for you in the shelves of our hearts.   Oh LORD make us people of prayer: Would we pray “with...

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Living Stones

Living Stones

1 Peter 2:4-5 “As you come to him, the living Stone— rejected by men but chosen by God, and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus...

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Climb the Tree

Climb the Tree

Imagine you are Zacchaeus in the Bible (Luke 19:1-10): wealthy and career-focused, occasionally gypping people, but overall you coin yourself as a good man. Other people don’t. You can feel it in their heated stares. People know that you work for Rome and the wealth...

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Names of God

Names of God

Prayer: Holy of Holies, we come before you now. We raise the chalice of our lives to you, in celebration and surrender. You know best, Daddy God. Give us wisdom. Help us honor you. We want to increase in gratitude. We love you & want to love you more. Shake our...

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Love

Love

Breathe in deeply, hold, and then release. Become aware of the air entering and leaving your body. God is closer.   Drink a sip of water, feel it in your mouth, on your tongue. Let it flow through your throat to your stomach. Love is waiting.   Stretch your...

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O you who hear prayer

O you who hear prayer

  “O you who hear prayer” —Psalm 65:2   O you who hear prayer You who see our weaknesses & longings You who listen to our silent nights You who know our neediness  You hear these prayers   O you who hear prayer  You who comfort us in the secret...

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Catch the Spark

Blessing

“May the Lord bless you and keep you May His face shine upon you May you know His compassion and mercy May the Lord walk beside you forever May the Lord look upon you with His kindness May the Lord fill your heart with His peace May His love be forever within you May...

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Deep Roots

Deep Roots

deep roots come with time waiting is where you need to be growing and extending in expectation            joy comes sneakily              as you wait          your head clears              as you hope   longing for fullness, for purpose,     you see the...

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Lord of the harvest

Lord of the harvest

Lord of the harvest Oh God, you make the wheat grow You are the One who brings the rain You water us all You open up the floodgates and close them according to your will. You are the Lord of the harvest.   You ripen things at the right time and have them die when it's...

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Ode to the God of Daylight

Ode to the God of Daylight

Inspired by Job 38-39 Great God of Daylight You've given us the sun to live by You've given us bright mornings and peace-filled evenings You've given us wild sunrises and hope-filled sunsets You've given us laughter in the clouds All praise to You, Star Maker. You set...

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Heaven

“The pictures of heaven in the book of Revelation…the wonderful description in Revelation 4 and 5 of the twenty-four elders casting their crowns before the throne of God and the lamb, beside the sea of glass…is a picture of present reality, the heavenly dimension of our present life…”

The Woman with the Bloody Past

Imagine being the woman in the Bible with the never-ending period (Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48). You’ve been bleeding for twelve years (yikes!) and you don’t think it’s ever going to stop. You’re “ceremonially unclean”…

Praying with the Hours

There is something special about spreading your awareness over the hours of a day. Watching the brightly gilded sun sink below the trees. Enjoying the first breaths of a fresh, crisp morning. Casting a glance to a star laden sky…

Couples Dancing

You enter a ballroom wearing a pale pink and shimmery gold gown. Your hair is neatly braided and weaved with ribbon. The host announces your name and you pad slowly down the stairs. You are wearing ballet slippers and can feel the cold stone beneath your feet…

Your Presence is Enough

I love reading fantasy fiction where you have to slow down in order to create a scene in your mind. You read the words carefully, craft-fully to be sure that the world the author has created matches your own depiction of it…

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