Saturday, August 15
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A Candle in the Dark – Prayerful Tuesday

A Candle in the Dark – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, Civil War, community, conflict, death, doubt, Grief, hate, Holy Mystery, Hope, Human Condition, Intecessory Prayer, justice, Lament, Love, mercy, Mystery, overwhelmed, peace, Politics, prayer, Religious War, spiritual practice, Surrender, Uncategorized, violence, war, world
  The news stories of the last few weeks have broken my heart.  Seeing the pictures of wild fires, immigrant children, Palestine, Iraq, and the Ukraine simply overwhelms me with sadness and despair. I think how can one human being do these things to another human being, especially children. I keep asking myself when will this come to an end?  I know it seems as if prayer doesn’t makes a difference and so it feels like a waste of time to offer your prayers.  But heartfelt prayer often leads us into action and that is prayer indeed. You see when many people offer prayers they, we,  form a community of prayer and as a community we can do much.  We can write letters, become involved in interfaith and cross cultural groups standing with those who are victims, or we can help with suppor...
Never Forget – Prayerful Tuesday

Never Forget – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, conflict, Creativity, death, Fall, Grace, Gratitude, Grief, heart, Holy Mystery, Hope, Joy, Lament, Memorial Day, military dogs, Mystery, peace, prayer, service dogs, service personnel, spiritual practice, Uncategorized, Visio Divina, war
    Yesterday was Memorial Day, the day we remember the service of those who have fought our wars and protect our borders.  We sometimes forget there are more than men in the line of fire. Women are now serving in positions where they too are potentially at risk.  And, there have always been animals, pigeons, and dogs who have laid down their lives for a cause they cannot understand and they do it for the love of the soldier partner.   Today I am asking you to remember in prayer those faithful winged and 4-footed creatures who have willingly give up their lives. As You gaze at the picture take a deep breath and let it out slowly, take a second breath and let it out slowly, let your shoulders relax and your gaze soften. Look deeply at the picture and let the colors and imag...