Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lenten Reflection on scripture — Prayer shawls

These forty days I will spend time with scriptures, reflecting on them, improvising on them, re-telling them, trying, in spite of Lent, to turn them … resurrection out. February 20, 2015 Matthew 6:28b-30 Consider the prayer shawls of the church, … Continue reading

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Lenten Worship Gifts to Share

Two calls to worship from Dee Ledger of Maryland, followed by a pastoral prayer based on circus imagery (ah, the three ring church!) by Sara Weatherman of Colorado. *CALL TO WORSHIP (responsive) –improv on Psalm 50:1-6 Leader: From the rising … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections on scripture — Chinese New Year

These forty days I will spend time with scriptures, reflecting on them, improvising on them, re-telling them, trying, in spite of Lent, to turn them … resurrection out. Chinese New Year – The Year of the Goat The high mountains … Continue reading

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Lenten reflections on scriptures — Ash Wednesday

These forty days I will spend time with scriptures, reflecting on them, improvising on them, re-telling them, trying, in spite of Lent, to turn them … resurrection out. Ash Wednesday Genesis 3:19b (or Ecclesiastes 3:20) Dust you are, and to … Continue reading

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Lent loves you — an invitation to worship

Originally written for the book From the Psalms to the Cloud — Connecting to the Digital Era (Pilgrim 2013, Maria Mankin and Maren Tirabassi), this community based invitation to a service draws many different responses from different groups of people. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Matthew 5: 21-22 for the bereaved in North Carolina

“You have heard that it was said — ‘You shall not kill as a hate crime’; and ‘whoever kills as a hate crime shall be liable to prosecution.’ But I say to you — those who kill in a parking … Continue reading

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Work for Peace in Uganda

Lance Muteyo has recently been to Uganda leading a Conflict Transformation Training for trainers at Children for the Nations. Poet, peace trainer throughout Africa, Lance keeps me apprised of his many projects. Here is a news release from the Pan … Continue reading

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How Jesus made parables

Remember when Mom lost the coins — turned things upside down, sweeping up dust, wood shavings, and one of my sandals? I think this time I’ll tell the story with one coin. People can roll away in pairs, in cliques … Continue reading

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A dream for my friends

I saw Jesus softly folding the most beautiful clothes. Some were silk and velvet, all different sizes and shapes, some had great long sleeves and lace, but some were jeans. I could see shapes like capes and shapes like bikinis, … Continue reading

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Tenable

It is always wonderful to share one of Todd Jenkins poems. To read more of his very prolific work go here. Our lives tell a story. There is a gospel that the living of our days proclaims. What is the … Continue reading

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