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Action of Prayer

Action of Prayer

spirit, spiritual practice, Spirituality
I was at a church service in detention Sunday evening and thought that I was going to have difficulty with the message that was delivered when the gentleman expressed, "Ask God for whatever you want. God will provide." Sigh. These kids in juvie ask God repeatedly for deliverance. ...deliverance from detention... ...deliverance from difficult families... ...deliverance from gangs... ...deliverance from addiction... And all they see is a closed path before them. They perceive that they are abandoned by their families, gangs, and God. "Why?" they ask, "Is God not answering my prayers?" And here was man telling them once again to take their troubles to God and to ask God to deliver them. And then it happened... He said, "But don't think God is going to just give you everything you ask f...
Flooding the Streets to Stop Climate Change

Flooding the Streets to Stop Climate Change

activism, Essay, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Here at BeguineAgain.com, we will be focusing on the climate throughout the week as it leads to the People's Climate March on September 21st.  Call on the animals to teach you; the birds that sail through the air are not afraid to tell you the truth. Engage the earth in conversation; it’s happy to share what it knows. Even the fish of the sea are wise enough to explain it to you. ~Job 12:7-8, The Voice-a Storyteller's Bible by Rev. Jenny Phillips Next weekend, hundreds of thousands of people will fill the streets of New York for the People’s Climate March. It promises to be the biggest-ever march on climate change. At the same time, people in cities around the world, including Seattle and Spokane, will gather for rallies and marches, making this a global mobilization. Why? The United N...
Sunny Sunday – Where is Your Light Today?

Sunny Sunday – Where is Your Light Today?

Essay, Photography, Quote, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Where is your light today? What is leading you? What is giving you hope? Joy? Where are you letting your light shine? I encourage you to leave a note in the comments regarding your inspiration for your life.I confess to feeling overwhelmed, sometimes, from the enormity of the world. My job, as a chaplain to those incarcerated, can be fraught with perilous politics! It is the intersection of state, county, church, and inter-church politics. Yikes! I also feel responsible for the involvement of my volunteers. And responsible for the youth they encounter. And responsible for church involvement. And other organizations. Keeping all the balls juggling in the air makes me want to just run away from the balls sometimes!Each ball represents a life or a person involved and my heart wants to love th...