Tag Archives: prayer

Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is […]

[not] meant to change the world; but to reveal

Communities are not meant to change the world. If that’s the goal–you’ll get caught up in a power struggle. Communities are meant to live something together–and to reveal that it is good to be people of peace. Jean Vanier To see the full video/interview–visit: Loved as You Are. What if I want to change the […]

Bedtime Sleepy Prayers

[Good Friday] Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take. Sounds a lot like… I’m thirsty… Father forgive them–they know not what they do My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me? […]

the price

Aside from the heresy, blasphemy, and all together useless words that we have learned as Religion majors—I am really overwhelmed with Evangelicalism, I am extremely tired of feeling inadequate to participate in certain “academic” conversations, I’m not a competitive person by nature and so this realm of academia is not really where I belong…or at […]

I want no part in [it]

I thought I would take a break from ranting about the praise & worship setting. Then I went to chapel yesterday. Chapel is required at this Christian Liberal Arts College I attend. With this requirement comes the hit and miss of sound theology, really funny stories, guilt trips or scare tactics that try and persuade […]

Cough Drops

This idea was given to me by one of my Profs during my Christian Spirituality class yesterday. She is amazing–and full of wisdom. I’ll probably say more about her later. “If there is not noise outside of you–or around you–there is noise inside of you.” Your in a classroom taking a test, in church praying with […]

Langage, culture, gospel [2]

2The Qur’an is not red individually or devotionally as Christians may read the Bible, college students scan facebook profiles, sports fans check stats and scores, or bloggers read their daily comments. Rather, the Qur’an is heard in a group during worship. It is not “sung” or “chanted”. It is recited [which, in all fairness, sounds […]

participating in a monologue.dialogue.

Prayer. From the time we are very young and learning to talk young Christians ‘learn to pray.’ We pray the Lord’s prayer, we pray for our families, our toys [because we want more], anything and everything we can think of. And this is fine–for young children. But what happens when we, as adults, pray in […]


Praying with my fingers. Aching to be moving silently, swiftly, carrying thoughts and dreams and ideas from deep within. Holding them close, breathing into them–giving life. Keeping them, storing them, until they grow wings. Releasing, opening, unwinding, unleash the naked and beautiful skin. To feel the smoothness of lined paper that holds soft thoughts. Simply […]