Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace2018-07-31T12:33:37-05:00

1412, 2018

The Holy Family

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, I love my family. I must admit, I am a little too proud of them – all of them. Oh, we are clearly not perfect, and you know that. You know our “stuff” and the tensions and challenges that show up. But you know, too, God, that we […]

712, 2018

A Gift-Giving God

A PERSONAL PRAYER Gracious, gift-giving God, There are some amazing people in this world, who reflect your love in tangible ways into my life. A neighbor comes by with tomatoes from his garden. A friend takes the time to write me a note of encouragement. A church member, […]

3011, 2018

Keep It Simple!

A PERSONAL PRAYER God of love, It is getting pretty crazy. Stuff to do at work. Planning for next year. Thinking about year end. Lots of worship services. Wanting it all to be just right. Stuff to do at home. Christmas gifts to think about. Parties coming up. Christmas cards to send. Thank […]

1611, 2018

Worry, worry, worry…

Our inside-out habits: We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service. A PERSONAL PRAYER God, Last night, I lay awake and couldn’t sleep. There was this concern spinning around in my head, and I couldn’t […]

911, 2018

Maybe if I just ignore it…

A PERSONAL PRAYER God of light, Another mass shooting, God. I wonder how many times I will lift up to you families of people killed for no good reason.  As always, I pray for comfort and strength for them, and for a community of love to surround them […]

211, 2018

Don’t miss today

A PERSONAL PRAYER God of love, I have been thinking that today might be my last day on earth. Who knows what today, or tomorrow, or the next day will bring? I might have 10,000 days left in my life, and I might have just this one. I don’t want to […]