Monthly Archives: November 2019

Psalm 13 for Yemen

How long, O God? Will the world forget and ignore their suffering? How long will civilians be bombed and the United States supply and collude in it? How long shall three million people be driven from their homes and internal … Continue reading

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No One Knows My Name — Guest post Isobel DeGruchy, South Africa

This is the true Advent in our culture — November. and the true “12 Days” is December. If, as the history of Christianity has always done, we lean into the culture, embracing just enough  to be the platform for our … Continue reading

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Prayer for the fires in Australia

God, we know that you kindle hearts and not bush, and that you walk with us into the deepest fires as you did in the long-ago Bible story of the three faithful ones, This day we ask for your grace, … Continue reading

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The beauty of kidney-shaped things (prayers of a transplant)

(for K M F, whose transplant will be today) I praise the beauty of kidney-shaped things turquoise swimming pools of Hollywood’s golden age, and the skateboarding culture that turned them into places of daring stunts, the warm chili that feeds … Continue reading

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For Veterans Day … a witness from 1945

My father Russell Snider wrote to his mother and father during World War II (also to my mother but in his terrible years of PTSD she got rid of anything that reminded him of the war. These letters are May … Continue reading

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Guest Post — from Larry Trent

A letter to his home church from Larry Trent As I said in prayer time and you mentioned in the prayer request earlier, I did go to Adelanto three times last week. I visited Omar, Osman and Nicholas. Omar, thirty-two … Continue reading

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Getting out the Vote

I’m getting out the vote — my vote, from the inertia of my laziness, self-importance of my busyness, contempt of local issues and candidates as if they were not the foundation of everything else, and discouragement with my country, as … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

I was given an hour yesterday from the time-dictators. and found myself wondering what to do with this wiggling gift this hour — sleep on it, play with it, stuff it full with another task? or better … talk with … Continue reading

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