lenten prayer

A Lenten Prayer: Pages From My Prayer Journal

I need to repent of my repentance; I need my tears to be washed; I have no robe to bring to cover my sins, no loom to weave my own righteousness; I am always standing clothed in filthy garments, and by grace am always receiving change of raiment, for thou dost always justify the ungodly. ~Valley of Vision: A Collection …

i have a dream

I Have a Dream… and It’s Too Small

Fifty-one years ago, Martin Luther King Jr stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and boldly declared “I have a dream!” What followed was a prophesy, a battle plan, a path for others to follow. In the face of racism and oppression, MLK shared his heart and his hope: I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with …

dead

When You Live Like the Dead: How to Embrace Life, Part 1

Much of the Western world is celebrating Halloween this week, a holiday that often glorifies the wicked, ugly, and dead. (For the record, I have lots of friends who celebrate it in a light-hearted, family-friendly way, too.) This is not a discussion of Halloween, but merely to say that death has been on my mind a lot lately. I want to …