Monthly Archives: May 2017

The work of Memorial Day

Irving Berlin was an immigrant and he gave us “God bless America.” Katherine Lee Bates was a lesbian and she gave us “America the Beautiful.” And how many are there – new American, transgender, lesbian, gay, queer in many names, … Continue reading

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For Coptic Christians

God, were you travelling on a bus when your children were pulled out and killed? Yes, you were there for out of Egypt you are always calling your children and we hold their names in our hearts. Travel, then, with … Continue reading

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Pentecost, 2017

So, if the essence of Pentecost is this — (having set aside the red balloons, and birthday cake for the church) the ability to speak a language that means nothing to me but shares the good news someone needs, (and … Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak, my neighbors. Deep goodness of the fasting, sweet evenings of community, holy memories, the reminder to generosity, and the return to Tarawih, so that the beauty of Quran may fill any hunger.

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Benediction for a Women’s Poetry Group

May you drink the cup of hope, feel your pulse … not to speak of God’s beat hear the words that will be silent until you stand up to speak them yourself. May all your women tell you to write … Continue reading

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Living Stones

I am so delighted to share the work of Marianne Musgrove of Adelaide, South Australia. Living Stones Inspired by images shared by members of The Corner Uniting Church, Adelaide, South Australia. We are river stones tumbled and polished, burnished by … Continue reading

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Reflection on Job for Manchester

My harp is turned to mourning, and my flute to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:31 Our concert is turned to sadness and the young woman, whose voice ranged four octaves, who worked against bullying, who sang “dangerous … Continue reading

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