gratitude

Dissonance

I remember attending my first Twelve Step recovery meeting ever. It was an open meeting, and I attended with a friend. I listened. I learned a lot and felt that even though what people were sharing didn't totally apply to me, there was something warm and familiar about it all the same. I couldn't put… Continue reading Dissonance

gratitude

Silly prayers

Last week, our pastor shared a sermon about praying silly prayers. My friend Mary's sons, Carson and Jack, piped up every time the preacher said "silly prayers." I could hear them giggling and repeating the phrase, "SILLY prayers!" Basically, silly prayers are the prayers we pray reluctantly, hesitant to ask God for something that seems… Continue reading Silly prayers