Monthly Archives: August 2015

Reflection on Mark 7:24-30

It is the story about Jesus as racist that gives me insomnia, the way he can call this woman with the mentally ill child a dog, because that’s how he learned it growing up. I want to throw away the … Continue reading

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Blessed are the children … Prayer from Argentina

Father Luis Rey of the Santa Cruz Church in Buenos Aires wrote that this prayer began on a napkin in the Nazareth Garden at his church and over the years he has added to it, until he knew that it … Continue reading

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I brought them roses, poem from prison

Moved by Stephen Price’s poem that I posted yesterday I looked back at some of my prison poetry-teaching experiences and remembered this day so very clearly working in a women’s prison. The difficulties of bringing in anything physical as a … Continue reading

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God is like a mother … visiting her son in prison

My friend Stephen Price, who lives and pastors in Maryland USA used to live in Massachusetts and work at a correctional institution there. He had me come as a regular poetry teacher and some of my most intense spiritual memories … Continue reading

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Kindle a Flame – One song, many uses

A few weeks ago, Philip Garside, writer and publisher from Aotearoa / New Zealand sent a hymn to be shared “Loving God of Aotearoa. He’s sent a new song and suggests ways in which he has used it. It is … Continue reading

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How do you perceive the Holy Spirit?

There are so many images for the elusive Holy Spirit — wind and fire, tongues and, of course, ghosts — so familiar, so very much not dangerous. The Holy Spirit appeared in another form me today. How  do you perceive … Continue reading

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For Tianjin, China

For civilian fire fighters who went into this explosion armed with courage — we pray today. For the first responders who need a first responder we pray today. For families displaced, the schools where they are living, the assistance they’re … Continue reading

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