A Cancer Prayer

Yesterday I had the opportunity to celebrate with Cancer Survivors as we recognized National Cancer Survivors Day.  Worship was lively.  The atmosphere was charged with hope.  The butterflies were shocked. (We release butterflies as a sign  and symbol of hope and freedom.  Fact: butterflies don’t like the cold). I composed a prayer for our worship […]

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Night (Lent #21)

A word of encouragement for all of us wandering in the wilderness… The pain will end. The hunger and thirst will be relieved. The danger will be thwarted. The trials will be overcome. The paths will be made straight. The way will become clear. The sacrifice will be accepted. The broken will be made whole. […]

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Speed-Dating Jesus

I grew up in an abusive home. Each Christmas my parents made us wait until the actual day of Christmas to open up our gifts.  I know, it’s horrifying even to think about it these many years later. Truth be told, after much begging and pleading (it was a little game we played), the folks […]

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