Last Wednesday when I wrote about not-knowing, Shirley left a comment asking if prayer really works. I've put up a rather long piece on a separate page, entitled Saying Yes to No Answer to Prayer.
Lest you think I can pop off long, complicated pieces in a matter of days, I began writing this particular piece when Big Guy was 11. He's now 15. I'll warn you that it's pretty intense. Since this blog has quite a mixed audience -- some of you are athiests, others are committed Christians, and not a few readers are Jewish -- I've chosen not to put the piece in the main body of the blog. Besides, it's way too long.
Happy reading, to those of you who choose to read it. And I hope it's helpful.