Wednesday Prayers: Simple Pleasures Edition

This week, we've been wondering if Mr. M will still have a job by Friday. In the midst of worries about layoffs, Mr. M took a little walk into the woods behind his office... and found BERRIES.

Whenever I imagine it, an old Peanuts strip comes to mind. Anyone remember the one where Snoopy kicks his bowl in a fit of pique, but then can't get it because he's afraid of the neighbor cat? In the last panel, his cheeks are stuffed with berries, and that's EXACTLY what I think has been going on. I have good reason to think it, too-- when berries are ripe on our favorite rail trail, I can count on running alone for long, vine-filled stretches. Because Mr. M is snacking.


Still, it's a nice thing to have humor (and woods, and berries) in the middle of uncertainty, and I'm praising God today for the sweet surprises.

How about you? Are you lifting up sweetness or carrying something saltier? How can I pray with you?


  1. I love how you always ask how you can pray for us.

    Those berries look yummy!

    Holding you both up in prayer.

  2. Of course I do, Mindy! I want to know! It's one of the best ways I know to love people.

  3. BP teen crisis here could use prayers--on the road to getting help, though, which is a relief after the despair of last night and this morning. We are getting him from art day camp and taking him to be evaluated in a couple hours, and Ladybug can hang with a friend for the start of that period. Then I will stay at hospital as long as needed while TechnoGuy comes home to get her for her Methodist VBS luau. Really praying they will correctly discern mode of treatment (inpatient or intensive outpatient--former would be a relief, even if just for a few days); med adjustment; and have some decent therapy, individual and family. Also hoping my best friend's visit this coming week doesn't get knocked out of the water.

  4. You've got it, Laura. I'll be holding all four of you in prayer. This is quite a lot for everyone.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins