Fight Like Jesus

Just a few weeks post-op, I found myself standing in an unfamiliar pulpit, preparing to preach to a crowd of people who were mostly unknown to me. My hands were a bit shaky (a side effect of temporary medications); I had tried on too many outfits (in an attempt to figure out which what wouldContinue reading “Fight Like Jesus”

Dust to Dust

Today, Christians around the world receive the mark of ashes as a sign of repentance and a reminder of our humanity. That our lives are finite. That all of us will die. Ash Wednesday is the threshold into Lent. We remember that death will come, but that is just the beginning… Lent is a seasonContinue reading “Dust to Dust”

Prayers for my People (Easter Sunday)

This litany was written for worship at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church worship on Sunday, April 4, 2021. This is compilation of prayers and resources from Voices Together, Words for Worship, Words for Worship 2, and Sing the Journey. He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Hallelujah! O give thanks to the Lord The Lord’s steadfast loveContinue reading “Prayers for my People (Easter Sunday)”

Prayers for my People (Palm Sunday)

This litany was written for worship at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church worship on Sunday, March 28, 2021. This is compilation of prayers and resources from Voices Together, Words for Worship, Words for Worship 2, and Sing the Journey. This is Lent Jesus our well-traveled guide accompanies us  From Bethlehem to Nazareth From Jordan to Jericho FromContinue reading “Prayers for my People (Palm Sunday)”

Prayers for my People (Lent 5)

This litany was written for worship at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church worship on Sunday, March 21, 2021. This is compilation of prayers and resources from Voices Together, Words for Worship, Words for Worship 2, and Sing the Journey. This is Lent And into its wilderness God calls us Jesus our well-traveled guide accompanies us  When weContinue reading “Prayers for my People (Lent 5)”

Prayers for my People (Lent 4)

This litany was written for worship at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church worship on Sunday, March 14, 2021. This is compilation of prayers and resources from Voices Together, Words for Worship, Words for Worship 2, and Sing the Journey. This is Lent And into its wilderness God calls us Rend your hearts and not your clothing WeContinue reading “Prayers for my People (Lent 4)”

Liminal: a poem for lent

I got up early  To watch the sun rise Grounding practice Will these dry bones live? I write Because I have to I wake Because sleep won’t come The pain is fierce A reminder: the body keeps the score What is hope? What about all the ashes? What about now  When you are the oneContinue reading “Liminal: a poem for lent”

Prayers for My People (Lent 3)

This litany was written for worship at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church worship on Sunday, March 7, 2021. This is compilation of prayers and resources from Voices Together, Words for Worship, Words for Worship 2, and Sing the Journey. This is Lent And into its wilderness God calls us Jesus, our steady companion accompanies us as weContinue reading “Prayers for My People (Lent 3)”

Prayers for My People (Lent 2)

This litany was written for worship at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church worship on Sunday, February 28, 2021. This is compilation of prayers and resources from Voices Together, Words for Worship, Words for Worship 2, and Sing the Journey. This is Lent And into its wilderness God calls us The wilderness beckons us a desert, a barrenContinue reading “Prayers for My People (Lent 2)”

Prayers for My People (Lent 1)

This litany was written for worship at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church worship on Sunday, February 21, 2021. This is compilation of prayers and resources from Voices Together, Words for Worship, Words for Worship 2, and Sing the Journey. Remember we are earth and to earth we shall return we are ashes and to ashes we shallContinue reading “Prayers for My People (Lent 1)”