A Loss of Appetite

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. —2 Corinthians 4:8, NLT He told me over oatmeal about some news story —some horrible event that happened somewhere— but I didn’t hear the details, I didn’t ask for more, I scooped up aContinue reading “A Loss of Appetite”


“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness….we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” — Romans 8:26, NLT We sometimes settle into prayer so weary and worldly-weighted that our words puddle into a mush of syllables,Continue reading “Intercession”

Lonely Bird Song

“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation,…” — Matthew 12:25, NLT This little bird chirped, maybe out of despair  or confusion or an unnamed ache from the darkness in this world.  She sat high on a wire trying  to make sense of the other melancholy songs coming from each side of a longContinue reading “Lonely Bird Song”