Monthly Archives: July 2016

Eulogy for the Eighth Victim

We have prayers and tears and an ache of the heart for all hopes lost for every one who is grieving Alton and Philandro, Brent and Michael, Patrick, Michael and Lorne, and a prayer for the eighth victim, the one … Continue reading

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Lament for America, Weeping for Dallas

We light candles, we grieve. and we are afraid. The cross rises in this land, when two pieces of sorrow come together — The loss of black lives and the violent reprisal against the innocent always the innocent, this time … Continue reading

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A Lament for America

Were you there when they killed in Baton Rouge? Did you see Alton Sterling on the ground? O … o …o …o this is the land of crucifixion. Were you there when our hands were red with blood? Were you … Continue reading

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Heartspeak by Todd Jenkins

Glad to share another one of Todd Jenkins beautiful poems. I find the words uniquely interesting having recently come through surgery and certainly remembering well coming through grief and how I can feel a tangible difference between one person and … Continue reading

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Claustrophobia and the Statue of Liberty

Several times I have taken church youth groups to New York City, my home for years when I was a young adult. Of course, I didn’t climb the Statue of Liberty when I lived In Manhattan, but all the teenagers … Continue reading

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