Blah, blah, blah

How do you pray when life looks like gibberish, when so many words are running together—pandemic, police brutality, protest, Confederate monuments, masks—and you can’t make sense of any of it? The present and past collide as history literally falls to the ground—though these rocks don’t cry out. If they could, they would sing the praises […]

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Protest is ‘praying with my feet’

On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46- year- old African American resident, was arrested by Minneapolis police for allegedly attempting to use a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods, a local store.  He was handcuffed but he wasn’t placed in a squad car.  I didn’t hear his Miranda Rights being read to him but I […]

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Praying during a pandemic: Hand in glove

Hand in glove, COVID-19 sees most American hands in gloves.  We are not quick to touch, are slow to pick up and there is no discussion of “reaching out to touch somebody’s hand.”  No, we “make this world a better place” by staying home.  Once unknown due to long commutes and ever- increasing work hours, […]

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Prayer and Hand Sanitizer Go Together: Praying During a Pandemic

                    Rub your hands together with me. I don’t doubt the power of prayer or hand sanitizer. I use both and my health is better for it. My bottle of hand sanitizer says it “kills 99 percent of germs without water.” I suspect that the effectiveness […]

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A Prayer to the Peerless God

This morning, I was afforded the opportunity to provide a prayer for a gathering of faith leaders from Washington, D.C.  We were all invited by current Mayor Bowser and former mayor Anthony Williams.  We joined together in celebration of African American history and heritage as well as to reflect on the strides that this community […]

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