Good Friday Reflection

Today I have a post up over at Practicing Families. As many of you know, the texture of Good Friday is different in the shadow of a loved one’s death. May the God of darkness and deserts and whispers be known to you in the emptiness and grief of this day.  

Monday Prayer Practice: Art Journal

This morning I finished reading and praying through Jan Richardson’s retreat material for Women’s Christmas. I had my colored pencils and art journal ready as I read, and found myself sketching out this picture to accompany a favorite quote: May you sink the roots of your soul Deeper and deeper still into the love of…

Weekly Worship Piece–Wedding Prayer

I’m loosing track of the days during these summer months–thus a “weekly” worship piece instead of a “Wednesday” worship piece. I imagine I am not the only pastor preparing for a summer wedding (or two or more). My favorite benediction for weddings comes from Ephesians 3:16-19. I pray that out of God’s glorious riches you…