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The Prayer of the Overwhelmed

The Prayer of the Overwhelmed

“Would it kill you to give us a break here?” That’s what a prayer for help can sound like when we’re raw with fatigue. It’s a little edgy. Maybe not so pious-sounding. But there’s an honesty and sincerity about it. It’s the earnest prayer of the overwhelmed. It’s...
When We Stop Hiding

When We Stop Hiding

We all hide. To one degree or another, we conceal things about ourselves from other people and obscure things about ourselves that we cannot bear to face. That’s one of the peculiar things about humans. We frequently wear masks because we think we have to. We pretend...
What Is Saving Your Life Now?

What Is Saving Your Life Now?

My clerical collar, black shirt, and black suit were drawing discrete glances. I had slipped away from the church office to get some cold medicine at a nearby drug store. The checkout line turned out to be unexpectedly long. A man standing in front of me looked over...
So Far

So Far

On Wednesday seventeen people were killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Three adults. Fourteen teenagers. The assault rifle-wielding killer is nineteen. In addition to being Ash Wednesday, it was Valentine’s Day. The...
Praying in the Dark

Praying in the Dark

[Listen to Audio] Barbara Brown Taylor writes about exploring Organ Cave. Or more accurately, she talks about what the dark taught her in that cave. Hearing that Taylor was researching the spiritual significance of darkness, her new-found friend Rockwell and his wife...