And Thank You, God.

There is so much going on, I don’t know where to begin.

Marriage in Maine, possibly New Hampshire, troubles growing in Pakistan and Afghanistan, many people in the church I serve and lead needing support, more work than I can possibly do, 300+ clergy gathering in Washington, D.C. to lobby for LGBT equality, Jonathan getting a part in a play he wanted and a new car he needed, spring rains soaking deeply into previously parched soil . . . .

At such a time as this, there is only one way to turn–to God, to my Jesus, in prayer. prayerful-hands

Prayer in thanksgiving for all the justice being done, prayer for peace in war-torn lands and in our own, prayer for healing for broken lives and dead and dying loved ones, prayer to stay focused on the really important and not the merely urgent, prayer in joy for all the gifts . . . . .

Helen Keller said a long time ago, “The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.”

God provides the power for overcoming and guides us in the way of overcoming. Help me, help us, God. And thank you, God.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

One thought on “And Thank You, God.”

  1. Let us all join together today in giving thanks and praise to the One who has guided our journeys this far and prayers for the road ahead. On this National Day of Prayer, let us hold firmly to our Core Values as we strive to meet our Mission and Vision of who God calls us to be, as beloved children of God, and a community of/in faith.

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