God, I’m just dropping you a line,
On behalf of all the people I haven’t been able to reach out to.
Please send Blessings.
To those having a hard day, those who can’t focus,
To those who can’t peel their eyes away from politics, grant them rest.
Wrap your wings around those who are in pain.
Rub the stress out of our backs and foreheads
Smooth the hair, and kiss the brow of all of those who mourn
Sit with the troubled, Lord, give them the gift of time that they need.
Be with us, bless us with your love we pray.
Because times are hard, and we need you.
So I’m just dropping you a line, because heaven knows–
that line to you is how we are hanging on.
Help us to hang on, we pray.
About Me and My Writing
Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
"Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one. Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.
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