Monthly Archives: November 2013

Improvisation on Romans 8: 35, 38-39

What will separate us from the birth of Christ? Will holiday blues or travel stress? … No. Will overeating cookies and candy canes and over-decorating trees, houses and neighborhoods with puff-up Santas and sleighs? … No. Will the heartbreak of … Continue reading

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For World AIDS Day — poem from Zimbabwe, scripture improv from the United States

Today resources for World AIDS Day, December 1. Lancelot Muteyo of Zimbabwe, who has worked directly with AIDS  care tells a story of one young woman who is also many. Lance asks for all of our prayers as well. He … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayer

On the eve of Thanksgiving in the United States my warmest wishes, knowing that keeping to the regularity of this blog, the Thursday post always looking ahead will turn to World’s AIDS Day. So, softer moments my friends … Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Lament for Black Friday

This is for you in the United States. I have friends who for years have loved the silliness of the “Black Friday” tradition of stores opening at six in the morning the day after Thanksgiving and young people getting up … Continue reading

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Advent Prayers

We begin Advent and we do so with a gift! Rev Susan Langle, Trinity of Episcopal Church, Claremont, New Hampshire sent these beautiful Advent prayers. They are apt for congregations following different practices, but for those who use the Advent … Continue reading

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Loooooosely translated Roman 12:9-18

Let love be genuine … more than just a Face Book page. Don’t be poisoned by what is evil, for good is always a warmer hand to hold. Love one another even when it’s an effort or the other person … Continue reading

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There’s No Credit — poem from Mexico

This can happen many places in the world! Thanks here to Katie Fiegenbaum always the sensitive translator! There’s No Credit We went to the bank to ask for generosity “How old is the lady? …older than 70? Impossible to extend … Continue reading

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