You need me to take the details of
the world and pray lucid prayers
when my heart is quite otherwise.
Lately all I can muster are jumbled
letters that God has to unscramble
before they make a lick of sense. So
save yourself some embarrassment
and don’t ask me to bless the eggs
unless you’re comfortable with
suessy word-lobs like rupiefonb
(I prayed that nonsense for a week).
God finally answered: ibuprofen.
I said willikers, I’d of never guessed
that one. After a pause God said you’re
here to be curious as much as consoled.

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  1. mike graves on April 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    John, The Mennonites here told me we are commanded to be different,”Be ye different”( catn recall the verse), other Theologians say we ARE different.” You are a peculiar people”
    You ARE different.
    Prayers for yall, especially my Bro David Blase, devoted son of your beloved grandmother.

  2. Julie on April 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    “After a pause God said youโ€™re here to be curious as much as consoled.” Think I might be quoting the fabulous brother John with this one.

  3. Diana Trautwein on April 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    That last line made me laugh out loud!!! And it is so perfectly true. Oh, thank you, John. Thank you.

  4. Shelly Miller on April 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Love this. I ask God a lot of questions and He often responds with another. Taking a bite of my chili dog with mustard now and pondering this. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. patriciaspreng on April 7, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Good one, John… but then, all of yours are. You make me laugh, smile, think and sometimes cry. I’m grateful for your good gift.

  6. lorisprayercloset on April 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    What a great way to start my day…….

  7. Dawn Sievers on April 8, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I am officially a new fan of your blog & I look forward to getting to know you and your work better. Since WP changed its format for leaving comments, I have to use my FB profile to post this, but my blog URL is I admire a mentality that approaches life with a sparkle and the occasional willikers thrown in. ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Dawn

  8. nance davis rosback on April 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    word lobs…

  9. Erika on April 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    This is perfect. My prayers are full of “suessy word-lobs” these days.

  10. S. Rae on April 23, 2013 at 1:43 am

    “youโ€™re here to be curious as much as consoled”
    LOVE THAT!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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