Prayer has always been something I couldn't quite figure out. Am I doing this right? Is God really listening? Are my prayers too self-centered? What all could I ask for? Almost two years ago, I started recognizing that I was praying for specific things and then not really thinking much about whether or not God [...]
Author: Mary Spencer Veazey
Teacher or Friend?
"I need answers." That's a phrase I've said over and over during the past year to God, to friends, to family, to anyone really. I need answers why cancer happens or why mass shootings occur or why things don't work out like I intended. "I need answers, God." I've asked kindly. I've asked firmly. Still [...]
Messes Left Undone.
Balancing Grief and Joy
Last week, I walked around the Colosseum in Rome taking in its splendor. It was once a place of gathering for entertainment, but now it's crumbled ruins. It was beautiful but also sad. Something so beautiful that began to fall apart. A place of entertainment at the cost of people's and animals' well- beings and [...]
A Place Called Grace.
At work, I've started leading a creative writing group every other week with some of our clients. Many of them come in saying that they are not writers and will not be able to do this. Over and over I tell them about how they will surprise themselves. Everyone is a writer. Something similar happened [...]
Do you ever just get an itch to clean out your entire house? I'm not talking just shuffling the clutter around and giving yourself the impression that everything is neat except it's all just shoved in various drawers. (It's me, hi, I'm the problem it's me.) I got home from Christmas break and said no [...]