Lord, When I look at my brother with anger in my heart, when I mentally tear down my sister with comparison, when I rush past the lonely, "sorry, don't have time," let the words of my children glide past unheeded, when I judge the choices of my neighbor but never listen to her story, when … Continue reading Redeemed
Month: October 2021
Above our noise, our wailing, our fists clenched, our castle ruins, demands, commands, lies, revenge, ceaseless war, You hear each choking cry, receive our ragged requests laden with ignorance, collect our tears, look upon the wrecked world and do not turn away. We pray for You to lean down, strike, … Continue reading Above
How to build hope
Some of my best moments in the last week: I received a text thanking me for something I did, telling me what it meant, and encouraging me to continue serving. Talking on the phone with a colleague about a stressful situation, I found my frustration and weariness building until she abruptly asked if she could … Continue reading How to build hope
For all who long for peace.
For all who long for peace . . . He himself is our peace. He stood for storms ceasing crowds hearing blind seeing dead rising stone-throwers surrendering their rage. He cried out for love for our enemies forgiveness as a habit hate to find hope a desperate people to hear there is a way. He … Continue reading For all who long for peace.