Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sacred Space

Buddha under the cross, rice grains, lotus, incense balanced on a rack of hymnals. The funeral is prepared in the congregational church for the man who taught Tai chi, and his students do their forms in the aisles, the chancel, … Continue reading

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Morning Walk … Thank you for the rainbow

“Ever, indeed, … never enough.” Mark Rideout’s words. Mark of Somersworth, New Hampshire, writes a reflection on one morning walk and combines — awe, praise, wonder, trust and call — a modern-day psalmist. Isobel DeGruchy of South Africa follows with … Continue reading

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Rachel sits on her father’s gods

There are texts which never make their way into the Revised Common Lectionary and yet call to me with some contemporary significance. Genesis 31: 19-35 is such a story and one that I have been thinking about since U.S. Father’s … Continue reading

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Dayenu … it would have been enough, a poem

This gift comes from Dee Ledger who offers the following as her brief biography: “I joyfully serve a congregation in Bethesda, Maryland — Bethesda United Church of Christ and am a widowed mother of two precious twin boys, age 21 … Continue reading

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Praising the Playful God

Playing with God a poem that began with Psalm 104 and turned to the Fifa World Cup Bless the God who plays legos snow forts, frisbee and sand castles soap bubbles and badminton, and dress-up in an old wedding gown, … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible for Iraq

The first page I read about Iraq it was called Eden, a place God planted and loved a place where pomegranate and fox were named, but all too soon there were brothers fighting. And the second page, Iraq was Nineveh. … Continue reading

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A prayer to the Father who never leaves us, from Mexico (two languages)

Ruhama Pedroza, of Mexico, published this heartfelt prayer through the kindness of Red Crearte and gave me permission to ask Lucy Berrios Taveras for a translation. This is an incredible gift. Please share it further as you know people whose … Continue reading

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