Monthly Archives: November 2015

For those who mourn in France

A few words, in sadness from the faith of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 But we do not want you ignorant, my friends, about those who went out to dinner on a Friday night, or to a heavy metal concert, or to … Continue reading

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Transgender words for familiar hymns

Transgender Week of Awareness begins today. In anticipation of this week I have thought with so much sadness remembering those who have lost their lives because of their gender expression. However what keeps coming to me are these new words … Continue reading

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This is my Christmas cup of coffee

Yes, it is in a red cup and I like it rather strong so I can make it very sweet and light and I want to sip it slowly because today someone is willing to listen to me, and hear … Continue reading

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Harvest Prayer for worship, for a meal, or for a large group or interfaith gathering

Todd Jenkins originally wrote this as a Prayer Before the Meal for the Middle Tennessee Presbytery Peacemakers Banquet October 29, 2015, but it has manyj other uses … and I just love to thing of our “spicing” God. to read more of Todd’s … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, 2015

“One Day Only … Veteran’s Day Doorbusters”  I see it online, flyers in the newspaper, ads on the television. And I think – maybe it isn’t enough— one day only to remember all that training for doorbusting, the risks and … Continue reading

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Reconciliation … after Genesis

Prayers for peace my friends, comfort for the family and friends of Thawarat Ashrawi Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two … Continue reading

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St. Mark, journalist

(As we draw near to the end of the Revised Common Lectionary year) The rush of words before they Petered out, scribbling, scribing jumbled stories — healing after healing, fishnet and parable, storm-stilling, tomb-roaming, bread-basket counting, sabbath-whistling, “who do you … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Peace Process in Colombia

I am grateful to Jose Luis Casal for sharing this prayer and for inviting the world to pray for Colombia. thanks as well to Katie Fiegenbaum for giving a translation so quickly. Story of wishes and meetings (Dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Two for Veterans Day — US Holiday

An Affirmation for Veteran’s Day I believe that — “thank you for your service,” should be said to every firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest wildfire suppressor, social worker, embedded journalist, and public school teacher. I believe that — “thank you … Continue reading

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