Do you pray?

Do you pray? Are you thinking about prayer more often in recent days?  Does the idea of prayer confuse or intimidate you? I found a simple definition of prayer online: “a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.”  Prayer is communicating with God.  It can be done with eyes open or…

Say Something

Say something. That was the title of a blog post I read last week.  And it reminded me of 2 friendships—how I failed in one, and how that failure motivates me to do a better job at caring for my friends. Decades ago, a friend was going through deep waters, and I didn’t know what…

Scarcity or Enough?

Mom once told me that we live in “scarcity” rather than “enough” or “abundance.” –We wake up and say we didn’t get enough sleep. –Our coffee wasn’t strong enough–or we didn’t get enough. –The shower wasn’t hot enough or long enough. –There’s not enough time to make it to our scheduled appointment. Yada, yada, yada… …

Things You Don’t Miss

During this season of Covid-19/pandemic/flatten-the-curve/slow-the-spread and don’t-forget-to-wash-your-hands semi-quarantine — our lives have been forcibly slowed down.  Our activities reduced.  To some extent at least, our schedules have been cleared.  And  after nearly 8 weeks there are just some things that I miss… — going out to dinner with my husband. — seeing my church family…

Uncertainty and Weariness

Uncertainty.  Unlike hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or even toilet paper…it’s the one commodity of which there seems to be an abundant supply lately. I’m remembering a line from an old song:  “Oh soul, are you weary and troubled?” I think lots of folks are at least somewhat weary, and maybe a bit troubled.  Uncertainty is…