Monthly Archives: July 2015

Do you want happiness?

The poem is by Todd Jenkins and it is called “These 3” but I thought you might be tempted to read this blog post if I asked you — Do you want happiness? It is not, in fact, self-evident that … Continue reading

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Communion, meet Playground

(In two voices) Come for all things are ready. Ready or not – here we come! The pews are bright, and the children cute on the stairs of the chancel. The liturgy reflects not just traditional words but the raw … Continue reading

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Multiplication of Solidarity — A reading of John 6 from Venezuela

Rev. Obed Juan Vizcaíno Nájera of Venezuela tells the story that forms scripture for this Sunday’s preaching and next for those who use the Revised Common Lectionary. Jocelyn Gardner Spencer translates: Multiplication of Solidarity With what will we buy food … Continue reading

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For Sandra Bland, morning thoughts from Ephesians

It is our culture that has not signaled before switching lanes not this young woman, threatened, pulled, bullied, pushed down, not listened to, by those untrained to recognize depression, left alone. “I’m going to light you up,” we all hear … Continue reading

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Prayer for living in the moment, from Canada

Katherine Burgess of Quebec, Canada, is someone I have come to know through the online church community CASA. Her daily prayers are extraordinary and I am thrilled that she has given me permission to share them occasionally here. Thank you, … Continue reading

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Pluto, a fly-by poem

  On a day, one day long ago, but maybe not so long ago as when God flung the confetti of the Kuiper belt, God created Pluto and said – let there be ice volcanoes and nitrogen and methane and … Continue reading

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Words of Peace … tranquil stomach, settling birds

Peace is needed on every level, in every way and peace connects these two writings, so very different in every other way — continent, liturgy or poetry, human covenant or reflection of creation. Elena Huegel of the Pentecostal Church of … Continue reading

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