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Prayers with Skin On: An Open Letter to Our Neighbors

Dear Neighbor, I just want to take a moment to say: Thank you. Yes, you with the tween daughter just like mine, who took my girls under her wing and gave them a familiar, friendly face on the first day of school. Who has been that friendly face day in and day out since then… Continue reading Prayers with Skin On: An Open Letter to Our Neighbors

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A Prayer of Truths for When You Just Don’t Feel It

Hey, God. Yeah, it’s me again. … So… I’m tired. And to be honest, it doesn’t seem like You’re doing a whole lot to help out here, but I know my feelings can be liars. I feel like you’re off somewhere else, giving everyone else their miracles. I feel like when I talk to You,… Continue reading A Prayer of Truths for When You Just Don’t Feel It

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The Prayer of a Tired Mama

The house is still dark now, Lord. The quiet…oh, the blessed quiet. The only sounds as I whisper this prayer to You in my heart are that of the ticking Cuckoo clock in the hall, and the deep, steady breathing of the ones I love most slumbering deep in their beds. I’m torn, though, Lord.… Continue reading The Prayer of a Tired Mama

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Prayer for a Baby Boy

Dedicated to C.M.G. and his mama, whom I love; and to my son You, wrapped in that blanket so sweet with those tendrils of hair curling this way and that. With your skin soft as silk smelling fresh out of heaven, and cheeks full and pink waiting to be nuzzled and kissed. You are a… Continue reading Prayer for a Baby Boy