Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine.
Not money, or success, or position or travel or love makes happiness -- service is the secret.
But in order to have an adult faith, most of us have to outgrow and unlearn much of what we were taught about religion.
... in fleeing from a relationship with a loving God, we are also running from being our most authentic selves.
If grace is so wonderful, why do we have such difficulty recognizing and accepting it? Maybe it's because grace is not gentle or made-to-order. It often comes disguised as loss, or failure, or unwelcome change.