God, where are you? Can I find you in the clouds high in the sky? Or in the depths of the ocean? Can I find you in the colors of the autumn trees? Or in the flowers blooming in the spring? Can I find you in early morning bird chirps? Or in the crunching of... Continue Reading →
I left the window open just a crack. The room was precious to me, the insides fragile and invaluable. It took years to collect and to craft that room. I was afraid what would happen if someone stepped inside. Would they be gentle with the contents, appreciate them, and treat them with the honor they... Continue Reading →
Does prayer work?
What do we mean when we say, “Prayer works”? I’ve heard this phrase a lot as a Christian in a variety of situations. Prayer works! I got the job. Prayer works! He is recovering. Prayer works! He is getting sober. Prayer works! The broken relationship is being mended. These words, though well-intentioned, bother me. Two... Continue Reading →