Monthly Archives: November 2017

Advent Wreath Candlelighting, Homage to Cláudio Carvalhaes

I was at an event at Union Theological Seminary a couple weeks ago called “Got Sermon.” It was pre-Advent (and there will be another one pre-Lent) One workshop was rituals of Lament for Advent from wonderful worship professor Cláudio Carvalhaes … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child — A Child Laughs, To Test or to Educate — that is the question!

Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next four months I am sharing 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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Begats …

The Bible inventories the lineage of things ranging up and down the line, parent and child, naming the way hope is passed on, because no matter how difficult life can be we claim there’s birth and that it is always … Continue reading

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Nobody Told Me: Love in the Time of Dementia, S.R. Karfelt

Originally posted on Books, j'adore:
AFTER MILLENNIA OF marriage and centuries of children, I thought I understood love. Dementia is teaching me so much more about it. It reminds me of that quote from Alan Bennett in The Lady…

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To be American in 2017

It’s the week before the election and I know I will be away, but it is also the day after the storm and power is out in City Hall. There are voting booths in the hall and when I pull … Continue reading

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A Child Laughs — Soldier’s Heart: Reaching out to Veterans and their Families

Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next four months I am sharing 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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Prayer for First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas

O God, who calls your children to gather and sing old hymns and new songs, to pray and witness and pass your peace, and to listen for a blessing to take home to their weekday lives, we pray for this … Continue reading

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SURVIVORS — Enterprising Women Hidden in the Book of Joshua

I received a lovely Bible Study resource from Rosalie Sugrue. It is a three study series and I have already share the second and third Achsah and the Spirited Five. The story of Rahab is the most familiar and we … Continue reading

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