Monthly Archives: June 2013

Improv on Psalm 121 for Mountain Top Removal Mining

I am currently at General Synod the national meeting of the United Church of Christ in the United States in Long Beach. We are randomly assigned to committees that handle resolutions and I was assigned to a resolution on Mountain … Continue reading

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Prayer for this week …

With gratitude to Reinhold Niebuhr for the prayer that shapes my community of recovery and recognition that I am so often critical of those in power in the United States.  God, I give thanks that the Supreme Court has the … Continue reading

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Archbishop Malkhaz Songhulashvili — Statement against Homophobia in the Republic of Georgia

This is is second of two statements by Baptist Archbishop Malkhaz Songhulashvili against phobias in his beloved Republic of Georgia. This beautiful statement which speaks to global concerns responded to violence in May and has just now been made available … Continue reading

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The Morning News

Thanks to Penelope Stokes for this wonderful poem. On the Repeal of DOMA June 26, 2013 Today we took one step through the unseen veil into a world where, at least, the questions are being asked: If not now, when? … Continue reading

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For Nelson Mandela

Praying as Nelson Mandela lies in critical condition, I revisited a poem I wrote the day after he was freed from prison. I winced! But it is a photograph of how I was feeling at that time. And then I … Continue reading

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Liturgy for Sunday, June 30, 2013

On Mondays I am sharing liturgical writing focused on the Luke passages for each Sunday in the Revised Common Lectionary. This week Matthew Stevens shares a service based on Luke 9: 51-62 Stumblin’-In Service  — June 30th, 2013 -Sixth after … Continue reading

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Improv on Psalm 150, from the music of IT

Praise God on every platform! Praise God with the teen’s newest app and the grandmother’s desktop monitor! Praise God in the Cloud! Praise God whose search knows anyone who is running away from life. Praise God whose browser retrieves every … Continue reading

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