Monthly Archives: February 2019

For Venezuela — guest post

My prayer for Venezuela: In fear, in hunger, in a time of violence, Dios de Justica, oye nuestra oración. In grieving, in confusion, in instability, Dios de Justica, oye nuestra oración. For those who are old, for those who are … Continue reading

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A neighbor’s prayer for friends in the United Methodist Communion

God of gentleness, please wrap your queer arms of love around your children in the blessed tradition of warm hearts on a morning of broken ones, that they may hear your invitation – come unto me all who are weary, … Continue reading

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Pastor on Ash Wednesday

I hold a bowl of burnt stems from last years’ palms bulked up by newspaper, because news is so often ashworthy. I say, “you are forgiven.” I don’t have much personal experience with mortality, except for the crying – but … Continue reading

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Thinking about Green Book

I’m not sure about “best picture.” In spite of the brilliant screenplay and the stellar acting, I wonder whether other movies shaped by African American creatives — Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman — were the real change-makers in film, in culture, in … Continue reading

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Living Psalm, Living Song — Guest Post

A psalm and a song for my guest post this Thursday. I am fortunate enough to be the “hunter-gatherer” for re-settings of lectionary psalms each week in art, movement, word, music, event for the United Church of Christ (US) Worship … Continue reading

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Presidents Day Confusion (Luke 6:27-38)

“Love your enemies,” Jesus says, in scripture I read today – and I am not sure whether it is good advice for the forty-fifth leader of my nation who names all the world – enemy, even his yesterday-friends, or more … Continue reading

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Emergency Responders

A man fell on the ice outside my home this morning walking his dog and he broke his leg. Emergency responders came — the police came, the ambulance came, his neighbor came to take home his dog, our neighbors gathered. … Continue reading

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