127 words on prayer

127 words on prayer

The Prayer Retreat 48 hours. Unplugged from the internet. Hot teas. Books with pages. Comfy throw blankets. My softest pillow. Walks through the woods. Long pauses on the dock. Aimless hours with Beethoven and Bach. Favorite Bible. Current journal. Plenty of paper....
Don’t Close Your Eyes

Don’t Close Your Eyes

“Today’s fast was hard,” a friend confessed. “Thinking of all Jesus experienced—well, it’s too much to bear.” Yes. It is. Day Thirty-One of 40 Days of Decrease was difficult to write. As I studied each gospel and recorded each instance of violent mockery that preceded...
Spiritual Surgery

Spiritual Surgery

“This feels like surgery. I need a week, not a day, on each fast!” This statement is among the most common encouragements I am hearing from readers of 40 Days of Decrease. Yep. Or even a month. But I am guessing that 40 weeks of decrease (let alone 40...
Words

Words

Feeling a wee bit nostalgic at the moment. I am typing from a school gym where Keona is participating in her first Speech & Debate tournament. Ah, the memories. Moving annually as a child granted me the opportunity to be the perpetual new kid in school. Always...
Risk

Risk

Without question, it was risky. But trees do not seem to weigh risk. They celebrate life whenever the opportunity presents itself. This pic is from the Silver Maple I see from my prayer room. The branch has grown to the point where it almost touches my window. (Yes,...