Monthly Archives: January 2020

Prayer for the Iowa Caucus

God of complicated galaxies, intricate snowflakes, the sweet definition of every infant’s fingerprint, give wisdom to the shifting grace, of the Iowa caucus — to words of neighbor and stranger, first alignment and final one, and a deep sense of … Continue reading

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Guest post — Larry Trent stories “When did I see you hungry?”

Larry Trent often writes short stories about his experiences — sometimes in Los Angeles, sometimes at his border ministry and sometimes visiting Mexico. This story took place in San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico, and it comes with a visual. Last night … Continue reading

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Through a glass dimly

(for Donna Knutson) “Now I see through a glass dimly, but then face to face …” 1 Corinthians 13 Now I see through a glass dimly — sometimes it is a church, sometimes it is a friend reaching out, sometimes … Continue reading

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Prayer after the earthquake in Turkey

God, who is never the causer of the earthquake the wind, the wildfire, but who is in them deeply, wholly in them all, our companion, walking across the shaking earth speaking from the epicenter with your sustaining longed-for silence, gathering … Continue reading

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Reading the Gospel of Matthew in the summertime! A response from Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Rosalie Sugrue has responded to my post of two days ago with her seasonal take on the gospel of Matthew. Reading the Gospel of Matthew in the summertime [improv on Maren Jan 22/2020] There’s something old and dusty, the way … Continue reading

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Prayer for Wuhan

God, for the people of Wuhan and Huanggang, Ezhou, Chibi, Zhijiang — we pray — for those sick and those grieving the loss of precious elders, for their fear in a time of forced quarantine, and the danger of being … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Yosimar Reyes

His bio reads this way — Yosimar Reyes is a queer, undocumented, poet, performance artist and public speaker. Larry Trent sends me his poems often share his them here. He is not just immigrant-poet or queer-poet a but speaker of … Continue reading

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