Monthly Archives: May 2019

Mother’s Day, 2019 remembering 1985

My children and their friends chased, wild with sunshine, thorough grass, up trees, over sidewalks, springtime barefoot, their first day for naked knees, the year’s worst scrapes and bruises, and the most kisses. There were violets, scattered smudges of purple … Continue reading

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Guest post — Offertory prayer for Spring, Reading to tell Vashti’s story

Kia Ora, Rosalie Sugrue from Aotearoa, New Zealand often shares her writings for congregations.The fact that she is thinking about northern hemisphere readers as autumn deepens in the south is great appreciated.This is a seasonally base offertory prayer.   Offertory … Continue reading

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Prayer for STEM School Highlands Ranch, Colorado

God, we pray for those who are grieving today for the loss of life of Kendrick Castillo who should be graduating from school. Grant them some comfort and the support of others but may they never understand, never forget the … Continue reading

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Bravely

Originally posted on tuesdaysmuse:
Photo by Jennie Roberts Jenkins ? Rachel Held Evans, in memoriam. Sometimes, we are too distracted or too busy to fully recognize bravery in our midst. But when it slips away, when it is purloined from…

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Celebration of 29 years of sobriety, May 5, 1990-2019 Improv on Reinhold Niebuhr

God, you have granted me the serenity to accept the broken past, damage to my body, mistakes for which I try but cannot fully make amends. You have granted me the courage to use what I learned in the days … Continue reading

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Prayer during Cyclone Fani

God, we pray for Andhra Pradesh and for Odisha — for those who prepare shelters, those who flee to them and those who hesitate, for those who seek for the endangered, and will continue in courage through wind and rain, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Mozambique

God, may our minds listen to names — Pemba and Quissanga and Macomia, Ibo Island, Comoros Island, Matemo Island, places in Mozambique where Cyclone Idai swept through and now Cyclone Kenneth brings destruction. May our hearts learn about broken homes, … Continue reading

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Sunrise — Guest post, Heather Kelly, Aotearoa / New Zealand

Heather Kelly of Aotearoa / New Zealand writes this of a trip from Invercargill to Wellington. Thank you, Heather, always, for the light of your words and for your courage in traveling when that is so very hard, your courage … Continue reading

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