That prayer is weak sauce.

Maybe you’ve prayed it, too —  Dear God, please don’t let my kid become an illiterate hobo.  Please don’t let me kill that woman, not today.  Please let most of the regulars show up this week.  Please don’t let us elect Hitler. Maybe it started out as a joke — she’d lose her head if... Continue Reading →

One Small Prayer

platitude, noun:  a remark or statement (especially with moral content) that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.  Cliché. It has happened a hundred times.  At gravesides, hospital beds, over coffee.  Tears are falling, someone is looking for answers. He won’t be with us much longer.   I’m going to lose the... Continue Reading →

Dreamer or Pragmatist, Part III

I've been thinking a lot lately about prayer, the bringing to God of our deep desires. You've got to be willing to hold them loose and let them go. I suspect Dietrich Bonhoeffer would give an earful to anyone who claims God is in the wish-fulfillment business. A Christian life is the life of the... Continue Reading →

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