Monthly Archives: October 2015

The witch on my Face Book page

I upload a new profile photo, spell-bound by Eliza’s cell phone at the clergy Bible study. (Now that’s Halloween scary — really reading the Bible.) I admit I do not expect the negative posts about witches and Satanism (which did … Continue reading

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Seed Packet

Dee Ledger of Maryland takes us to another place. Seed Packet This I know. I’m a lousy gardener. If I would have seen Jesus in the garden I would have flung the trowel at him saying, “Here, plant these your … Continue reading

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the dark night of the mind

Perhaps her path to becoming a saint is this forgetting, this stigmata – not chosen, prayed for, the fearful abstinence, alzheimer’s, something holy. She gives it up to God, this her sweetest pride, her thinking, until only one prayer is … Continue reading

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Praying hands

I have prayers on my hands – one hand is Syria and the other is heroin. I wake up in the morning and look at my hands, left and right, hoping I will not see — the Syrian child standing … Continue reading

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Reformation Day at the Deep River Church

In the white church October light bends through thick old glass and the pastor announces that Vince and Carol are celebrating the sixty-fifth anniversary of their wedding — See the bride and groom jack o’lanterns on the chancel steps? Vince … Continue reading

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Sock It to Me Sunday

OK sometimes I cannot resist. I know that I have been sharing quite a bit from Canada recently, but Matthew Stevens description of “Sock it to Me Sunday” just struck me as so simple and silly and lovely, that I … Continue reading

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Seeking themes for justice and hope for a new book …

A Child Laughs – Prayers of Justice and Hope, edited by Maria Mankin and Maren C. Tirabassi, published by Pilgrim Press will be an anthology of prayer and reflection organized in a fifty-two week volume with fifty-two topics of concern … Continue reading

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