Monthly Archives: March 2019

March 30, 2019 — Bow in the sky

God, in the drowned places where Cyclone Idai swept through with wind and flood, so many ravens go out and do not return with needed help. Feather us like doves to bring many branches of hope. You set a rainbow … Continue reading

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Walk at turn of season

God, thank you for today’s walk in the mess of new spring, and the dog who slows me down so I can smell it. He quivers at the delicatessen of melt-loosened detritus — sticks and crumbling leaves, several mittens, a … Continue reading

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March 28, 2019 — Prayer for a parent when a prodigal departs

(Somehow, I thought I knew all the turns and twists of this parable, but God always has one more perspective to teach me) God, help me love this one who is walking away — without imagining the worse, anticipating a … Continue reading

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Two for Lent from Francis Morrissey

Many thanks to poet Francis Morrissey who is sharing these poems with us today as Lent lengthens into light. Lent A time of penitence and prayers. Of promises that longer, warmer days will soon awaken spring. A time bridging the … Continue reading

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March 27, 2019 — for the Plus-ones …twos

God, I pray for those on a journey that they did not choose — Hagar … and also Sarah, Leah and Rachel — who had no vision of night stars or angel-ladder promise, except second hand. but it’s not just … Continue reading

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March 26, 2019 “I’m going on an adventure” (JRR Tolkien)

In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit, and that is a bit like me, not really expecting a lot of company, fond of second breakfast, not always ready to travel beyond the Shire-comforts of home. And yet, every … Continue reading

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Annunciation Day

By the time the angel visited Mary, the magi had been walking, for a long, long time, sometimes bruising their testicles on bony camels, mostly wondering why on earth they were following a star. Journeys always begin a long time … Continue reading

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