Monthly Archives: July 2018

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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Wisdom from my parents (USA)

My mama was a speaker of wise sayings – some she made up and some she just picked up, like – Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, which might also be extended to don’t bite the hand that guards … Continue reading

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Doesn’t play well with others

It’s standard early education comment, but I suggest to Mr. Trump the ways some of my dear friends have become grown ups. An introvert rehearses a few remarks before public occasions, and, in every setting, finds the person who most … Continue reading

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We are the Socks

One of my favorite summer pastimes is reading books that were given to me for Christmas. You see, I read a lot of books, but mostly I read … fiction and mostly I read, I will readily admit it, science … Continue reading

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A poem not intended to be about immigration

We put a dog dish in the backyard, a big-dog bowl, not far from that dog’s grave. Shady, we called her, a rescue, stolen really, chain cut from the crack house where she was a guard dog – sweetest tempered … Continue reading

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