Monthly Archives: June 2016

Prayers for the Journey by Dee Ledger

When I let folks know that I was heading into a “surgical month” in June and asked folks to share some resources that I could use as my Thursday guest post by “pre-setting” them. So I have begun and ended … Continue reading

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Beatitudes for a Rehabilitation Facility

On June 7,  I had a total knee replacement and I pause now with so much gratitude for family and friends and medical professionals who have carried me very far in just under three weeks. After three days in acute … Continue reading

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A Gospel Story by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

In a recently discovered codex a new story about Jesus has been found. By all the really important tests of authenticity — heart, hope, and adheres-to-the-Good-News, it seems that this piece by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan will be authenticated shortly by … Continue reading

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Response to the Supreme Court undecision by a new American without documents

This poem was written by by Yosimar, a friend of Larry W. Trent who is an immigration activist. Yosimar does not have the documents that would help him stay in the United States. I am grateful for his courage in … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decision on DAPA

Today my parents’ parents have been sent home – Astrid to Norway, Gunnar, an economic immigrant, come to farm good Minnesota land and fight in the Civil War of a country whose language he never learned, also to Norway, the … Continue reading

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From Argentina, reflection on Psalm 139, reflection on Orlando Florida

Gerardo Oberman of Argentina writes not only a reflection on Psalm 139 which speaks a clear word in the face of anti LGBTQI violence throughout the world, made so very clear in The Pulse nightclub brutality, but his reflection is … Continue reading

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Juneteenth … an affirmation

Juneteenth or Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, remembers the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South and more generally still emancipation of African Americans … Continue reading

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Reflection a week after Orlando

Leanne McCall Tigert’s personal reflection is my way to prepare for this week after the tragedy in Orlando, Florida, at The Pulse. In the past and in the future I have and will call for gun control, encourage legislation that … Continue reading

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Uncommon Baptist Pastor — Graveside

I love Stephen Price’s poetry. The honesty and vulnerability always touch me deeply. Read more of Stephen’s work here Graveside Solitary veterans who died alone at the VA Tiny infants laid next to teddy bears Friends ravaged by cancer Victims … Continue reading

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God of Childhood — Prayer from Mexico

Karla S. Evangelista Segoviano of México wrote this as part of the World Day Against Child Labor (12 June). I have held it a couple days as we in the United States all absorb the tragedy in The Pulse in … Continue reading

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