The Container of the Uncontainable God

On a clear winter day a few years ago, I went with my friend Claire to visit a small chapel near the western edge of the walls that centuries ago protected the city of Constantinople. In the fourth century, the Chora church stood in the open air of a country field, but it’s now lost … Read moreThe Container of the Uncontainable God

How Lament is Different than Cursing God

[maxbutton id=”28″] Blessing and cursing are polar opposites. Blessing flows out of generosity of spirit that desires good for another, while cursing is inspired by evil intent. Blessing builds up; cursing tears down. Blessing invites others to draw near; cursing pushes them away. Blessing invokes peace; cursing inflicts division. Blessing frees another to new possibilities; … Read moreHow Lament is Different than Cursing God

Crafting a Blessing for Your Child or Loved One

There are many occasions when a thoughtful blessing can be a special gift for someone to treasure. Consider giving a blessing to your child at a pivotal age, a friend with a milestone birthday, an engaged couple, a toast at a marriage, a graduate, a colleague at his or her retirement party, a family who … Read moreCrafting a Blessing for Your Child or Loved One