Monthly Archives: May 2018

By the waters of Surabaya

By the waters of Surabaya, rivers of tears, all the world sits down to weep, when we remember the people of Santa Maria Church, Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church, Diponegoro Indonesian Christian Church, police headquarters checkpoint. For those who mourn, we … Continue reading

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Prayer for Hawaii

God, in a place of temblors and fissures, of Kilauea’s great stirring, fountains, flows, ashfall and gases, tsunami and fear of tsunami, walk as in the Garden story long ago, one hand loving the earth, one hand caring for all … Continue reading

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El pan nuestro — Guest Post by Gerardo Oberman of Argentina

El pan nuestro Danos, Dios de la tierra y de los trigales, el pan nuestro de cada día. Ese pan que no nos pertenece, que es tuyo y que es generoso, que es pan para compartir, que es pan que … Continue reading

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Prayer when there are too many distractions

God, who notices the mustardseed, a woman’s touch on the fringe of a garment, a kid holding out a lunch bag to share, keep me present to this day. Invite natural beauty to surprise me with the smell of wind … Continue reading

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Fall — guest post Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly writes from Invercargill in the south island, evoking the season. She wrote this in February. I read it in the northern hemisphere longing for true spring and the promise of summer.   The heatwave of Summer still very … Continue reading

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Butt-call prayers

I am grateful for butt-call prayers, which, if I want to be honest, some days are most of them. So many times I am ambushed by beauty. I spiritually scramble for the caring word, or ask God to shut my … Continue reading

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What the poet does

The famous poet visits the classroom – It could be any famous poet, any classroom, but it is this Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, and it is our classroom – of adults from so many countries. His words are beautiful … Continue reading

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