Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ode’imin Giizis, Heart Berry Month

Matthew Stevens sent this wonderful reflection which I published four years ago! It’s sets the northern hemisphere folks up for June — the heart-berry month and for reflecting on strawberries as a “traditional part of the life-cycle.” At the end … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about Roseanne’s tweet

I‘ve been thinking about Roseanne’s tweet, Psalm 8, and the comedy of hope. There is this glory that children see and it is about God’s fingers that touch the moon and the stars, then human beings that look like angels … Continue reading

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Remembering Tuck Gilbert

  Chandler W. Gilbert — Born Sept. 18, 1926 on the Tuck-Wo, a British river steamer, Yangtze River, China, Died May 15, 2018, Peterborough, New Hampshire My friend Chandler Gilbert died. Most people called him “Tuck.” There are so many … Continue reading

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Taps, 2018

An old poem, needing new words. God, we come with Taps in our hearts remembering those who have died for others, soldiers, sailors, air corps, in this country and others, remembering those who risk life for others, coast guard, firefighter, … Continue reading

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On Bended Knee by Maria Mankin

    This poem from A Child Laughs: Prayers of Justice and Hope (Pilgrim Press, 2017) is unfortunately just as needed this week as when it was written. God, I’ve always shied away from teams, from labeling myself with a … Continue reading

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Sophia — poem for worship from Aotearoa

I continue to be unwilling to let Pentecost go … our so-easy avoidance of the Spirit’s call. Rosalie Sugrue writes: Pentecost fell on the date our parish holds its annual ‘Women’s Fellowship Special Project Service’ (a service led by women … Continue reading

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The Cost of It

What the festival costs is more than the price of helium in a few small red balloons, and a birthday cake for the church during coffee hour. It costs going out to the streets, speaking words we don’t understand, listening … Continue reading

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