Monthly Archives: August 2019

Prayer for Odessa and Midland, Texas

God, who meets us on every road of life, the road to Bethlehem where all children are born, the road to Damascus when we turn our lives around the road to Emmaus as you explain what is really true in … Continue reading

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A little parable about activism

I was walking the beagle this week and we came upon a cat lying on the sidewalk, front legs rigid, paws clenched. Startled by my ambling hound, always more inclined to be friend than predator, the claws uncurled involuntarily, and … Continue reading

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Prayer for the sick children deportation

God, whom I’ve called to sit with me all night long, when I rocked children with sore throats, swollen tonsils, coughs that wouldn’t let them sleep, when I promised a precious one everything would be better as they pulled on … Continue reading

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A DAY IN THE LIFE (of a pastor) — guest post

This is as true a telling of the pastor’s life as I have ever read. The author asks for it to be anonymous because of the possibility of identifying people. A DAY IN THE LIFE There’s a woman lying in … Continue reading

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As the rainforest burns

I listen to friends who complain that the global response to the fire at the big, lovely French church was wider and easier than our anguish at the fires in God’s sanctuary, the Amazon rainforest. Yes, but for me it … Continue reading

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Reading of a Psalm for Labor Day

The Living Psalms project of the United Church of Christ begins again with September 1. Psalms interpreted to speak a word of justice, resistance and hope in the midst of our world. The Living Psalms team took a break from … Continue reading

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For Luke 13:10-17, often called ‘The Bent-Over Woman’ — Guest post, Gerardo Oberman

Another poem, appropriate for tomorrow’s lectionary reading from Gerardo Oberman in english translation is by Robert Jordan, from England. You are free! Bent by the cruelty of lifestyles that have no dignity, By impositions that weight too much, By cultural … Continue reading

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