Category Archives: Praying

Skype Slack Teams Loud Empty World

At an online meeting, human cues are missing: the walking-in and the sitting-down, the sitting and the breathing, and the personal clutter (laptop, phone, notebook, pen, pencil, coffee mug, water bottle – some or all). Thumbnail portraits on a screen … Continue reading

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COVID-19, Mental Health, the Churches, and God

Friends, I first published a version of this article on April 17. I checked the original recently, and some aspects of the websites I mention have changed. This update should be useful a bit longer than my original post. Maybe … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon

I cuddled you, soft and warm as always, but now so light and so still. No need for a leash any more. I whispered to you, explaining again. You gave me a cat look. I gave you a human look, … Continue reading

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Level with Me, part 4

A few days ago, I attended an online anti-racism conference of church people in a denomination not my own. It was open to the world at large and I was curious. In the zoom tic-tac-toe window I saw the same … Continue reading

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Whose Voices Do You Listen To? part 2

Did you listen to all the sermons? What caught your attention? What mattered to you? Here are three things that spoke to me: This statement: “Eternal life is to know God.” Is that it? Is it that simple? I felt … Continue reading

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Closer to You

I used to want to draw closer to You, and I thought that death would be the best thing of all, because it would carry me into Your embrace forever. When I was feeling low, I would pray Don’t leave … Continue reading

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Child of God

I can’t concentrate, can you? I can’t keep my thoughts on my work, yet as a new employee I want to be quick and productive. I’m not. I look at my laptop screen and my big monitor and I promise … Continue reading

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Evictions and God

Hello, God. The chart I showed You a while back was too confusing. It was counterintuitive, as we say. That means that how you instinctively understand something is actually incorrect. Sorry if You already know what that means, I’m never … Continue reading

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Litany for a Pandem—

Never mind. All my churches are online now, sanctuaries I can practically touch and smell in memory, voices I love that I haven’t heard in years. Yes, O God, I said love. You are my obsession that I can’t help; … Continue reading

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Serve Others

My cellphone stopped recording during a presentation, and when I discovered it later, I swore and swore and swore. Tension swells up inside me and I want to smash my laptop against the wall; I want to hear it bang … Continue reading

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