Monthly Archives: October 2017

For New York

God of falling leaves and pumpkins children carve, you know our falling, too, the suddenness of of a broken autumn afternoon, on Manhattan streets. Some people were walking and some riding bicycles and some were on their school bus going … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from Tuesdays Child — Resources to share from A Child Laughs

Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next five months I will share sections from the new book — A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope (edited by Maria Mankin and Maren C. Tirabassi) Pilgrim Press, May … Continue reading

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Halloween in the United States, 2017

We learn that Irish folk carved turnips to light the way of welcome for wandering spirits, and Mexicans picnic in graveyards with tamales and empanadas pan de muerto, calavera de azúcar, and great baskets of marigold to honor the dead. … Continue reading

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All Saints Day hymn with new lyrics

Many thanks to Mark Rideout who does such a wonderful job with new hymn lyrics for this offering for All Saints Day. I See a Song of the Saints of God Tune: Grand Isle, Irregular, John H. Hopkins Words: Mark … Continue reading

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Update on the Ministry of Roofs for the Roofless

I love to keep you updated on the ministry of Roofs for the Roofless in Chennai, India. I knew the founders as poets, writers for decades … and also as creators of one of the most effective, self-effacing, grace-filled ministries … Continue reading

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Remembering Bob Guillaume (November 30, 1927- October 24, 2017)

When I knew him – before Soap or Benson or Sports Night or the Lion King — he was good old reliable Nathan Detroit, and I heard him serenade Adelaide, the well-known fiancée ninety-six times in all. It was the … Continue reading

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Resources from A Child Laughs –Street Ministry

“Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next five months I will share sections from the new book — A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope (edited by Maria Mankin and Maren C. Tirabassi) Pilgrim Press, May … Continue reading

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