New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook
Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.
Minding Your Passion
Compiled and Introduced by Amy Lyles Wilson
• March 2010
Does anger sometimes get the best of you? Are there days when you feel mad at the world?
Anger is a common human emotion, yet it often leaves us squirming with discomfort and worrying that were not spiritual enough.
In Anger: Minding Your Passion, youll find a collection of writings that explore the constructive use of this powerful emotion. Sometimes we have every right to get good and mad. Its what we do with our anger that matters.
As you read and ponder thoughts from such noted authors as Frederick Buechner, Sue Monk Kidd, Madeleine LEngle, and Thich Nhat Hanh, youll find validation for your feelings, as well as suggestions for handling anger. Youll discover that you can cope with anger while still believing in and having a relationship with God.
Amy Lyles Wilson, M.A., M.T.S., is a story coach and spiritual director in Nashville, Tennessee. With degrees in English, journalism, and theology, and more than 30 years of experience in the world of words, she works to explore and enhance the relationship between spirituality and creativity. She has coauthored or contributed to 8 books, and her work has appeared in a variety of publications, as well as on National Public Radio. Amy has served as adjunct professor and writer-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion. In addition, she holds a certificate in spiritual direction from the Haden Institute, and is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator and an Amherst Writers and Artists affiliate. “It’s the sharing of our stories that saves us.” www.amylyleswilson.com
Imprint: Fresh Air
Pub Date: March 2010
Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 6.25 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 96
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Personal Growth
“Yet anger needs not only to be recognized and allowed; like the grief, it eventually needs to be transformed into an energy that serves compassion.” Sue Monk Kidd
“We Christians are taught to be suspicious of anger, and many of us have felt that anger has no place within forgiveness. But anger serves as a warning signal that we sense a threat to something of value to us....” Flora Slosson Wuellner