Monthly Archives: November 2016

Prayers for Transgender Awareness Week

1) God, my life is tossed like a storm and this frail fishing boat, my body, does not steer by the compass in my brain. It seems you are asleep and do not care whether I drown under waves of … Continue reading

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Some small quiet words by Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith sent this poem to share … what she calls some small quiet words in the wake of the United States presidential election, but appropriate for all situations. She writes, “These are words I posted yesterday on my blog … Continue reading

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Aftershock – Two Poems

1) for Aotearoa / New Zealand God is not in the earthquake, and God is not in the landslides, rockfalls, terrible rains, aftershocks, tsunamis. God is in evacuators of Kaikoura, the people of courage in Christchurch – barely re-built from … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth — america after the Election

I have grown old and being a grandmother may have taken my teeth. I am too quick to go to … how can we heal, how can we organize to protect the vulnerable, how can we protest, how can we … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day — Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan

Under the Star and Crescent Today we honor Humayun Khan, American, Veteran, receiver of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, hero, lying under the Star and Crescent. “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” … Continue reading

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The Walking Stick Tree by Trish Harris

I am excited to introduce Trish Harris’ wonderful new memoir The Walking Stick Tree. Let me share with all of you first an introduction to her by the wonderful folks at Escalator Press, then (from back-to-front) Trish’s Afterword, and finally … Continue reading

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The Work of Elections

(with thanks to Howard Thurman’s deeply meaningful “The Work of Christmas”*) When the speeches and debates are stilled, when the signs have come down from our yards, the traveling journalists are home, and even the pundits have turned to other … Continue reading

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