When life takes a turn: There’s something about Mary

Cancer.  Unemployment.  Relationship implosion.  Addictions.  Family tension.  Uncertainty over the future, and all the anxiety that attends that.  Financial crises.  These are the kinds of things that fill a sheet of paper every Monday morning for our pastoral staff as we gather to pray over requests offered by our congregation here in Seattle.  We pray over them and then destroy the page to assure confidentiality, but what remains, is the sense in our collective hearts as pastors, that we who g … [Read more...]