Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lenten reflection on scripture — fig tree by the side of the road

(Mark 11:12-14;20-25) It is not the season — for my child to survive cancer, for my job to be daily joy, to my marriage to be tasty and full of seeds. It is not the season — for my father … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — in the temple

(Mark 11: 15-18) I am a catcher of pigeons, a lucky one on this morning of upturned tables and feathers. I do not steal coins, even though they roll to my toes, even though I was praying in this house … Continue reading

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Lenten scriptures for reflection — And there were ordinary people, too

(Luke 19:28-40) My granddaughter Hannah picked up a palm branch. She ran over and gave it to me. Here it is – dry and brittle already just like yesterday’s parade. We live on the pilgrim road at the Bethany end, … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — the woman with the alabaster jar

(Mark 14: 3-9) In remembrance of her — break something. In remembrance of her – spill something. In remembrance of her pour a trip to Hawaii, tickets to a Broadway show, dinner at Wendy’s, a day of babysitting or respite … Continue reading

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Dualities of Holy Week — Reading / Meditation from Aotearoa / New Zealand

Rosalie Sugrue of Aotearoa / New Zealand offers a program for a small group or worship meditation. The use of a combination of physical objects — like the basins — or projected images from contemporary Israel or from works of … Continue reading

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Lenten reflection on scripture — Psalm 139

I used to think that this psalm was so very first personal singular, but it’s not. It is a psalm of how we are knit together. I planned to reflect on psalm 139 because it is my birthday and I … Continue reading

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Lenten scripture for reflection — red-tailed hawk

I hope that today will be the day that New Hampshire legislators apologize to the fourth grade students from the Lincoln Ackerman Elementary School whom they mocked last week by both joke and abusive imagery, when the young people presented … Continue reading

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