When we don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit rises up in us.
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Hum if you don’t know the words

What do you do when the words don’t come? When your heart is burdened and breaking and you close your eyes to pray but nothing comes out?⁣ What then?⁣ Anything.⁣ Scream.⁣Cry.⁣Babble.⁣Laugh.⁣Breathe.⁣ Sing.⁣Dance.⁣Build.⁣Paint.⁣Write.⁣ Prayer isn’t about the words you say just like worship isn’t about carrying a tune. Your entire life can be worship; your entire …

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“To what will you look for help if you will not look to that which is stronger than yourself?” ― C.S. Lewis⁣
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I need an adult

As the news escalates, a previously-rare thought is surfacing more: I don’t want to be the grownup. ⁣ I don’t know what I’m doing!⁣ I don’t know if it’s time to wear masks to the store or for my husband to shower when he gets home. I don’t know how to explain that the mall, …

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Selah
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A coronavirus selah

Ontario is officially holding in place for the next two weeks, and the news coming from places already doing so has made people twitchy here. Specters of instability, claustrophobia, boredom, and scarcity are sending ripples of fear through the collective unconscious. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Spending time in social isolation—for the …

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Watch your mouth
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Watch your mouth

What’s coming out of your mouth today? Obviously, right now we’re all super into washing our hands (anyone else’s hurt?) and minding how we cough/sneeze (dabbing is cool again!), but those aren’t the only contagion vectors we should be concerned about. Think about it. When you cough or sneeze, you make a choice. Do I …

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