Praying during a Pandemic: Who am I talking to?

We are now six months into a global pandemic due to COVID-19. I won’t venture to mention the death toll. It will be higher by the time you read this. Someone is on their deathbed now, taking their last breath. Inhale. Exhale. I do the same thing to keep calm. Breathe in. Breathe out. But, […]

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A Sunday morning prayer when it doesn’t feel like Sunday

It hasn’t felt like Sunday morning to me in a very long time.  Maybe you have felt the same way.  I offer this prayer in light of my very present reality and in the midst of a pandemic that has taken more than a half million lives globally.  Pray with me if you can. God […]

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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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