A Prayer To Use My “Five Stones”

A Prayer To Use My “Five Stones”

I heard Kathie Lee Gifford talk about it today, those words describing David’s assault on the giant in I Samuel 17:40: Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd’s pouch. His sling was in his...

At the Halfway Mark, Some Thoughts on Lent

We will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ in less than three weeks. Halfway through Lent, I’m pondering what the Lenten season means to me, and revisiting an experience from two years ago that turned around my thinking on the tradition of “giving...
When What You Need Is God Straight-Up

When What You Need Is God Straight-Up

I spent three days in the city worshiping and listening, then another three wishing I could be back in that place of joy and inspiration. I invested hours reading and writing about a movie and book I never intend to consume, but which consumed me as I fretted over the...