Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hate-filled Protestors — A Prayer of Confession

R. Matthew Stevens shares this prayer of confession. It is a first contribution to A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope forthcoming from Pilgrim Press and edited by Maria Mankin and Maren Tirabassi. For more information or to … Continue reading

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Every Place on Earth is Thin

Originally posted on Life Beyond Books:
Back in the days when I was actively producing novels and teaching at writing conferences across the country, I tried to impress upon would-be writers the importance of white space on the page. Shorter…

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They didn’t believe me — Luke 4: 14-30, from Argentina

Gerardo Oberman’s reflection on Luke for Red Crearte. Katie Fiegenbaum, translating. They didn’t believe me (In light of Luke 4:14-30) In the power of the Spirit, after going through my own struggles and after accepting that it was the time, … Continue reading

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What I am sure of at the funeral

The choir director chose – “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God,” the Karen Lafferty favorite in an anthem version to match the gifts of choir members available on a weekday. Thing is — this dear, funny woman sought it … Continue reading

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Prayer for La Loche, Saskatchewan

For those mourning four who died yesterday in school and home, and those shot and in the hospital, for those mourning all the suicides of these recent years, for those mourning the hopelessness, the fears, the addictions, the sorrows of … Continue reading

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A nod to Matthew 12 – sign of Jonas

Our generation is as fond of forecasts as the scribes around Jesus were of signs. So these days we have Jonas, even in the nation’s capital – and we wait out this season’s roll of the dice in the belly … Continue reading

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Reading Ruth … by LL Krooze DuBreuil

Reading Ruth is a piece developed by LL Krooze DuBreuil. Her first telling of this story was to 50 women of all ages. “Reading Ruth” One can read the story of Ruth – a story of long ago and far … Continue reading

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