Monthly Archives: July 2019

Prayer for Gilroy California

God, who calls people to make festivals, ancient ones, modern ones, celebrations of harvest, like the Garlic Festival that are opportunities for joy, for music and food and laughter, we pray for your tenderness to surround the people of Gilroy … Continue reading

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I did not expect the tears — Guest post by Carol Hallman for Hiroshima Remembrance

Carol Hallman wrote this to me and included these photographs of the Atomic Dome **… “I just got back from Japan a couple of weeks ago. I was greatly moved by the Atomic Dome in Hiroshima and so I wrote … Continue reading

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For the rest of us

We are not Baltimore, but we are all from someplace rejected and despised by someone with the power to support change for good but who chooses instead to mock the towns and cities, the counties and countryside, where some of … Continue reading

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Not having let go of the lawyer’s question …

I saw the snapping turtle, roughly the size of my hand open, pausing on the center line crossing route one, not the bypass, but heavily traveled and no place for me to pull over. I raced home with the story … Continue reading

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A Riff On Matthew 9:36 — Guest Post, Stephen Price

I share the heart-breaking vision of Baptist friend and pastor Stephen Price, who knows that there will always be a shepherd. When the pastor climbs into the pulpit and looks out across the congregation The words of Matthew come to … Continue reading

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An argument with Luke 11: 11-13

Jesus was confused. I hesitate to imply Jesus was wrong, but perhaps he failed the heavenly class in logic so that he suggested that God gives good things, and used as proof everyone standing around and listening because nobody would … Continue reading

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Skit on the Prayer of our Savior

I have been sharing reader’s theatre productions that I have written with very particular people in mind. A couple weeks ago was a simple, lightly humorous re-telling of the Good Samaritan focused for summer churches with intergenerational congregations. Here’s a … Continue reading

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