Monthly Archives: December 2013

Epiphany Poem …

Bill Walsh contributed this remarkable poem. Thanks to him and reminder to others who read. I would love to publish your liturgical writing. Please send it to giftsinopenhands@gmail.com. Queer Epiphany by Bill Walsh ©2012 A child is born! An everyday … Continue reading

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Oil and water and stone, prayers of Sharyl Peterson — From the Psalms to the Cloud

On Mondays I am sharing new work from the book From the Psalms to the Cloud – connecting to the Digital Age. Today I share some of the wonderful embodied prayers of Sharyl Peterson’s of Hope Springs Counseling in Grand … Continue reading

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The Johannine Nativity

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was love, or light, or create-this. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was Hail and Mary, manger, jingle, star. In the beginning … Continue reading

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Kindness, Naomi Shihab Nye

Kindness, Naomi Shihab Nye. Sharing this from Maria Mankin’s blog Books J’Adore. May it light your New Year.

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Imagine by Todd Jenkins

It’s December 26, of all days, and the very self of God has decided to visit creation again, en carne. Forget, for a moment, if you can, what this time will look like to us; try to picture what it … Continue reading

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Muliakanlah!

My home church is a United Church of Christ church which is English speaking in the morning and Bahasa Indonesia in the afternoon though all our special services and social events are united. Christmas doesn’t come till we here this … Continue reading

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Blessing for the ending of Advent from Argentina

Words of blessing from Gerardo Oberman of Argentina for the ending of these sweet and holy days of Advent. May God bless you with starry skies and with serene nights. May every sunrise find you grateful and willing to collaborate … Continue reading

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