Monthly Archives: November 2014

Daily Advent prayers begin

This year my Advent daily prayers shared here will be for the children – the one sitting over the rattlesnake hole in Isaiah 11, the foster child, the hungry child, the watched-Frozen-a-hundred-times child, the one with two dads like Jesus, … Continue reading

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Words of Thanksgiving and an invitation to share a voice

Canadian Thanksgiving has been over for six weeks, but a reflection on Thanksgiving, timely for the day on United States Thanksgiving comes from Matthew Stevens. He sends a greeting and a memory, and below these words please find his invitation … Continue reading

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Aging, a reflection by Steve Rogers, Wichita, Kansas

Remembering Emptying my rooms Walking amongst the clutter Opening the doors Watching for the windows Remembering Being present Bringing awareness Remembering To be like that deeply rooted and aging fir tree Standing tall and firm and resolute Growing still Through … Continue reading

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Additional Advent verse

Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy (whose choir needs three verses to recess has added this additional verse to the Advent lyrics to “Silent Night” that I posted two days ago. thanks to her! I will post it on the original post as well. … Continue reading

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For the United States, November 24, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. did not have a dream that one day from Sanford, Florida to Ferguson, Missouri, and so many places in between, young black men would be murdered. He did not have a dream one day those in … Continue reading

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Advent lyrics for common Christmas carols

Some churches wait until Christmas Eve to sing any carols, while others sing them all Advent long. I have taken some very common carols and written Advent lyrics, to let the tunes out early (in a sacred setting — I … Continue reading

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Reading Paul’s letter to Corinth, while I reflect on Obama’s immigration speech

(I Corinthians 12: 12-26) For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with United States. Indeed, this country, any country, does not … Continue reading

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