somewhere new, someplace safe: a prayer of celebration

There is a picture of me when I was 12-years-old.  I'm standing on the side of a pool, wearing an unflattering swimsuit.  Taken from the side, you see my belly sticking out.  My head is down, my fingers are in my mouth.  I'm told by my friends that I look scared in the picture. I [...]

somewhere new, someplace safe: a prayer of delight

What does it mean to enjoy?  What does it mean to delight?  In a world so blackened by hate and apathy and violence, is it selfish or indulgent to say God wants us to enjoy?  Is it wrong or sinful to say God wants us to delight? But in what does God desire us to [...]