Burden – Poetic Lament

Burden – Poetic Lament

Burdenfear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rataboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tipsbecause she has woken to face yet another pain filled day, unrefreshed in every wayher spirits are plummeting fast and her heartcontracts as she thinks about the...
Be Strong and Take Heart

Be Strong and Take Heart

Invitation to Prayer | February 2019 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,    my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish    and my years by groaning;my strength fails because of my affliction,    and my bones...
Trust and Wonder of Lament

Trust and Wonder of Lament

Last March I spent my birthday with a group of women at a Retreat center in northern Ohio—a beautiful, former girls school turned nunnery turned sanctuary. There our hearts were primed to hear God’s voice. Each morning I led the women in lectio divina. We walked a...
How Long O' Lord?

How Long O' Lord?

O Lord, how long will You forget me? Forever? How long will You look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will the enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle...

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