Monthly Archives: August 2018

Remembering Kofi Annan

“We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.”Kofi Annan Today we celebrate this Elder of Ghana and the world who gave forty-five years to the United Nations, reforming it, speaking for peace, working tirelessly for human rights, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Yemen

God, I pray all week in sorrow for boys killed in Yemen, their holiday shattered by death, for their reception in Jannah, for friends continuing in fear and pain, for the parents’ desperate loss, for a world cheated of a … Continue reading

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For Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

I know now she stood on a chair to sing her first solo at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, but what I knew when I was a girl in Des Moines was that the Queen of Soul belted … Continue reading

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Tribal Flag Ceremony and Garden Dedication, Billings Montana

Michael Mulberry sends these ceremonies from First Congregational Church in Billings, Montana. These are his words: I wanted to offer these two liturgies. One is a Garden Dedication. That garden will grow sage and sweet grass for Native smudging in … Continue reading

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For California

God is not a refiner’ fire or any other kind of fire – surely not any holy fire. God is not in the Holy Fire, not in the Mendocino Complex Fire, or the Carr Fire, not in the Ferguson Fire … Continue reading

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Lament for the Nation State Law — Guest Post Carol Hallman

Carol Hallman writes: Ever since the Nation Law was passed by the Knesset my heart has been saddened and so I thought I’d share with you a lament that I wrote in response….I just traveled to Israel the beginning of … Continue reading

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Guest post — Todd Jenkins, Savoring

I love to share the poetry of Todd Jenkins … whose blog can be found here. I don’t think I dare write any more! Savoring Sometimes I think punctuation should be electrically charged, to shock us into slowing down, when … Continue reading

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