Sometimes when we don't know how to pray, or what to say, we lean on the prayers that have gone before us.
As I have read about the 2,300 children separated from their parents on the US-Mexico border in the last month, I have prayed, "Lord, have mercy."
As I listened to a pediatrician report on a shelter that instructs its workers not to hold the youngest of immigrants, even if they are crying, I have prayed, "Christ have mercy."
In my Doctor of Ministry studies this week, I've been learning more about prayer practices and postures, which brought to mind that old admonition in church to bow our heads and close our eyes. I hope you enjoy this piece originally published on February 26, 2016. Read More
I've never cared much for the expression, "He / she wears many hats." I often associate it not with someone having multiple gifts but rather with someone having too many obligations. Numerous responsibilities are part of any vocation, relationship, and community. Fulfilling those responsibilties, however, can quickly become serving too many masters. Read More