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Monday Psalm: I’ve Got Those Post Resurrection Sunday Blues

Reading Time: 3 minutes As I’ve written before, I believe the blues are modern psalms of lament. They name everyday pains and stresses with-in …

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Celtic cross in Ireland

What Does Resurrection Life Look Like to Us Unremarkable Saints?

Reading Time: 6 minutes  Easter is an emotional contradiction for me. Each day of Holy Week stokes a flaring exhilaration. Slowly I journey through …

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Mixing Our Tears with Jesus’ Blood: A Good Friday Poem

Reading Time: 3 minutes So many stories about Mary the mother of Jesus portray her as angelically strong and a saint. But as a mother and widow how did she feel as she watched her son being crucified? My poem Mary’s Loss attempts to dig into her feelings of despair.

A Guatemalan Prayer

How to Do More than Just Pray to Change the World: A Maundy Thursday Reflection

Reading Time: 6 minutes Prayer is a wrestling match, a hard conversation, more listening than talking. I know my prayers are too often just cosmic shopping lists for God to fulfill should God care to. 

Spring Snow on Tulips

Sunday Psalm: Asking for Grace in an Unexpected Wait

Reading Time: 2 minutes At my home nestled near the mountains on the southwest edge of Denver, we’ve had nearly four feet of snow …

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Winter Play Park

Sunday Psalm: The Imago Dei in Human Face

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s common to experience God sightings in sunsets, geese in flight, ocean waves, and other aspects of nature. Nature reflects …

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