Prayables Archives

Imagine a world where Shakespeare is so revered, his plays are stilll staged to standing-room-only crowds…where books are so dear they are guarded by librarians with guns…and where time travel is as common as dodos (yep, theyre common, too)! Enter […]

There are many bible stories that testify of God’s unfailing love. It is evident as He ministers to the lost, heals the sick, raises the dead, and comforts the brokenhearted. It is revealed in the manifestation of His promises to […]

Most people know Ash Wednesday as the beginning of Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Easter Sunday. But what does it all mean? Why ashes? What does it say about the human condition? Join Lori Strawn and Alice […]

How can you find God in a book or a poem? Through inspired reading and thoughtful discussion, you can discover the godliness in literature. Try it! Join Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton as they explore another poem, “Bone”  by the […]

How can longing make our lives spiritually richer? What do you long for and how can you best achieve it? Tune in and listen to Lori Strawn and guest host Sue Bradford Edwards discuss the blessings of a longing heart […]

This week, we have a lively discussion of poet and author Mary Karr’s edgy poem “Disgraceland”. Topics are sure to include the role of doubt in spirituality, the human soul and the level of God’s activity in our salvation journey.  With […]

Contemplate the season of Advent with poetry by Jessica Powers and William Butler Yeats! Lori and Alice will discuss two poems that cast Mary in a very different light. How would you respond in her place? LISTEN NOW!

It’s possible that you just now happen across poet Marie Howe! There is no way this poem can be read only once! Lori Strawn and Alice Shelton look forward to discussing what might have REALLY been happening in Eves head […]

How does a man go from atheist to cloistered monk? What makes an ordinary person a saint? Lori and Alice discuss Thomas Merton’s best-selling biography of his spiritual journey, with reflections on suffering, human nature and lots more. If a […]

Are we a product of the stories we create about our own lives? Do our memories change over time? Are we active participants in our own lives or do things just happen to us?  Join Lori and Alice’s discussion of […]