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Please Bless

From Please Bless by Tanya Davis I went to bed in my nightdress dressed just right for prayers of righteousness I had my hands clasped tight for this and I did pray, I did pray First the required content the poor, the sick, and the haunted finish with the things that I wanted so as not to be bold,...

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Another Merry Christmas

…Our painted old nativity Is fragile like the lives we lead Silently reminding me God is with us Another Merry Christmas. –Amy Grant, Another Merry Christmas, 2016 One day in the early 1980s, my BFF came to school and told me about a new Christian singer she thought I’d like....

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What if our trials are mercies in disguise?

Have you heard the song Blessings by Laura Story? It’s been around awhile. I really love it and created this shareable graphic of my favorite line from the song. And, what if trials of this life, the rain, the storm, the hardest nights, are your mercies in disguise? We pray for blessings, we...

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Prayers That Last Forever

“…Your prayers endure forever. None of them die. They live in the air about us and they move us like the breeze of Pentecost. They may appear dead, but they sometimes lay like an ember in the dull, gray ash of the present moment. Then the Spirit blows, the coals flare and the fire burns hot.”...

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Amulet for Gen Z: Latchkey Memoir

The following post, The Amulet for Generation Z, was originally a commentary about some unfortunate events that occurred during my latchkey childhood. Specifically, childhood sexual assault. After it aired a friend sent me this quote from Maya Angelou: As soon as healing takes place, go out and...

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Broken and Spilled Out

In sweet abandon, let me be spilled out And used up for Thee. –Broken and Spilled Out, Steve Green About 10 years ago, Robert and I started repairing the historic maid’s quarters behind our 1919 prairie bungalow. It’s the same little apartment where, in the 1940s, a former maid...

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Censored: YouTube Removes Christian Love Letter To ISIS

I will show you great and mighty things. — Jeremiah 33:3 YouTube has removed filmmaker Michael Chang’s love letter to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS. The video went viral in April 2015 after the Catholic website, OnePeterFive, posted...

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