July 17, 2018

The Prayer Coin

By Elisa Morgan

One Thursday afternoon, I headed out to Australia for a ministry trip, flying first to LA and then waiting some 5 hours during a delay. To bide the time, I chatted it up with my husband, Evan, back in Denver. He was to have accompanied me...

August 1, 2017

Who Knew?

By Elisa Morgan

Who knew that some forty-five years ago in a high school English class, I'd pull out a spiral notebook and poise my Bic ballpoint over the even blue lines to catalogue various ponderings on paper?

Who knew I'd raise my hand as a sixteen-year-old...

May 9, 2017

When Life Falls Apart at the Seems

By Elisa Morgan

Seems like I always pick the slowest checkout line.

Seems like people I do favors for could be more grateful.

Seems like when I sit down to write, the words could come more easily.

Seems like I could catch a break and actua...

November 10, 2015

I would never want to lose one baby to gain another. No way. And yet, this week I'm wondering about how loss can enlarge our capacity to love, how suffering can stretch our understanding of joy and how pain might deepen our embrace of everything.


Fat strips of white ta...

October 20, 2015



In my most stripped down, honest moments I realize that I rarely really believe God's pronouncement of "good" over me. More quickly I tune my ears into the Hiss. How did this ancient murmur become so powerful in my modern life? How does the volume of white noise fals...

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