Monthly Archives: July 2018

COPD Protocol (as applied to the Resistance)

Act on the exhale. Inhale. Act on the exhale. I am taking my lung health in my hands. I don’t know about shredding ginger for homemade tea, but I’m all over pineapple, grapefruit and kale. And I’m sure I can … Continue reading

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World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30, 2018

A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope (edited by Maria Mankin and Maren C. Tirabassi) Pilgrim Press, May 1, 2017, asks the question — what does it take for all the children in the world, to be not only … Continue reading

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Prayer for Lombok – Indonesia

God, who is never in earthquake not wind, not wildfire, but comes walking across storms, speaking with a still small voice holding those who fear, comforting those who grieve, hear the prayers of the world for Indonesia today – for … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning had it wrong

Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.” from Aurora Leigh: Monday the holy was , in fact, blackberries, picking them … Continue reading

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Prayer for July 26 (Isaiah 49:15-16)

I name them all and more, God a psalm into the day – the tears of John Muir over burning Yosemite, yet again, and the wanton destruction of the climate of the earth, today’s deadline for returning children to parents … Continue reading

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Break the Silence — Rev. Moira Finley

I would like to share the work of Rev. Moira Finley, a champion of those who have survived sexual violence and assault. In the United States and in the denomination the United Church of Christ that Sunday happens annually in … Continue reading

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Prayers for the fires

For those fighting the blazes in Greece, for those in Mari and Kineta and Rafina, mourning losses, seeking shelter, running into the sea, we pray in the power of Holy Spirit who is a hovering over water. For the gathering … Continue reading

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Prayer for the elections in Zimbabwe, July 30, 2018

There is a week until the elections in Zimbabwe. Please pray for this so beautiful, so battered country. The world rejoiced with citizens dancing in the street in Harare last November when Mugabe left office. His near-endless violent incumbency in … Continue reading

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Prayer for Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant, Iowa after the tornadoes

Bless hospital patients evacuated and those who offer emergency care in new settings. Bless those in the shelter in Tama whose homes were destroyed and those who begin the work of clearing, finding pieces of memories, and making new ones. … Continue reading

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Rosalie Sugrue” — Lay Preaching Basics just out

Rosalie Sugrue of Aotearoa / New Zealand is one of those people who seems to be able to do everything. This new book — very freshly out — is a rich source of detailed help for lay preachers. Often a … Continue reading

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