arts & creativity, church, spiritual, writing

Advent 2: A Sonnet

I've barely squeezed out a sonnet for the week (2 hours before the week ends, at least in my time zone). But somehow I did it! Collect for Advent 2: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings… Continue reading Advent 2: A Sonnet

arts & creativity, church, spiritual, writing

Advent 1: A Sonnet

I used to write poetry. A few poems in middle school, a few more in high school, and a few semesters worth (enough to get me rather burnt-out) in college. These days, I don't write poetry, although I continue to write poetically. And as of today? Apparently I write sonnets based on collects (pronounced coll-ects… Continue reading Advent 1: A Sonnet

mental health & wellness, spiritual

Prayers for Mental Health

I love that the Book of Common Prayer has specific prayers and thanksgivings for just about anything -- for travelers, for artists, for the unemployed, for the aged, and so on. But, I don't see many prayers looking closely at mental health.┬áSo, I decided to write a few. For a Person Experiencing Anxiety Heavenly Father,… Continue reading Prayers for Mental Health