A blessing for those in need of a blessing

I posted the text of this blessing over at the Exponent Blog last month. I prefaced the blessing with the following text: Prior to the pandemic, I asked the folks in the Exponent community what situations they would like to have addressed in a blessing and was overwhelmed by the response. I offer this blessing-of-many-needs…

Framing Noah’s Ark with the Pandemic

My mission center (kind of like a Mormon stake, but geographically much bigger) is now doing church services online every week. I was asked to do the children’s moment for this coming Sunday with the scripture beginning John 20:19, where the resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples and asks them to believe and “Believe” is…

Pandemic Easter Lament

I was looking for an Easter prayer to fit my mood and could not find one, so I wrote this. Dear God,The cost of Lent was too high this yearWe wandered in a wilderness we were not prepared forLost people we were not prepared to loseExperienced new kinds of griefAnd we are not yet out…