Monthly Archives: August 2014

Labor Day — Jesus, Thou Divine Companion

I am the daughter of a union organizer, partner of a union steward, parent of a child who went to college on a union scholarship. I have a deep passion for this holiday — which is not, after all, about … Continue reading

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Countdown to Zero: Just Save One – an Equipping Conference on HIV & AIDS

The United Methodist Church has shared it’s final deadline for registration for the event — Countdown to Zero: Just Save One – an Equipping Conference on HIV & AIDS which begins September 11. “September 11-13, 2014 Renaissance Hotel, Denver, Colorado … Continue reading

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Beyond Reasoning — Poetry from Aotearoa, New Zealand

Poem by Erice Fairbrother of Aotearoa … The way things end Is pure theory How it will be Is not the same As how it will go To end up crucified Was not a foregone Conclusion To make apology Without … Continue reading

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Prayer for Napa

Not God of the earthquake, but God in the earthquake – not found in shaking and breaking homes, but in the quick smile of the first responder, in the neighbor who finds a doll you left at her house and … Continue reading

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In your face, Ecclesiastes 12, play at the assisted living facility

Here’s how I wrote this poem. I am in the middle an inquiry on how people play and I was going anyway to visit a friend at an assisted living facility that has independent apartments, assisted studios, and a dementia … Continue reading

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Ferguson and Michael Brown

I have the deepest respect for Spiritual Director and Youth Leader Devoree Crist whose life in suburban St Louis, Missouri has been touched so deeply by the death of Michael Brown. I would like to share her first hand experience … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Michael Mulberry’s gift to me is this wonderful service for blessing of the backpacks. This took place his final Sunday as pastor in Elton, Illinois. He has now begun his ministry in Billings, Montana. Often our services are a blessing … Continue reading

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