Monthly Archives: July 2014

Road Trip Aotearoa

Rev Gayanne Frater of Aotearoa / New Zealand writes a journey that is of season and of spirit. Readers of the northern hemisphere are reminded of wintertime passages and their beauty and that half of the world is in winter … Continue reading

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Daybreak on the rise — call to worship for Genesis 32

From Dee Ledger of Maryland, US, comes this amazing call to worship which speaks to next Sunday’s Hebrew Bible text for the Revised Common Lectionary. Call to Worship — Daybreak on the Rise based on Genesis: 32:22-31 Leader: We are … Continue reading

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A TSA Confession

People spend a lot of time complaining about the TSA Transportation Security Administration as it clears people for airplane travel. I do too! However, it recently struck me that what I do for the TSA embodies what repentance asks of … Continue reading

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No one can steal a rainbow

For Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy and all the amazing folks at First Church Congregational of Rochester, NH, UCC, with love after the loss of your second Open and Affirming Rainbow flag Genesis 9: 16-17 They thought they could steal your rainbow, but … Continue reading

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Africa not yet UHURU … poem from Zimbabwe

Last week I sent news of Lance Muteyo’s work in peace-making with chiefs and with youth. He promised me a poem and so I wanted this week to fill out his amazing work by sharing this poem with a reflective … Continue reading

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Improv on Romans 8: 26-39

Shared in honor of those dear to me who have died by suicide and those I love who have someone dear who has died by suicide. Nothing can separate you from Christ’s love – not your life, or your death; … Continue reading

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July night, for Russell

A personal piece today. Out at night I see fireflies blinking tiny living dots of light. I hardly believe them here I my own dark front yard. I remember as a child when I was back home in Iowa how … Continue reading

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