Monthly Archives: February 2020

Prayer for Milwaukee

God, we pray for those who lost a friend, a family member, a colleague — someone, who silenced the alarm clock woke-up, ate breakfast, said good-bye, and went to work at Molson Coors Brewery and was shot to death. We … Continue reading

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Guest Post for the First Sunday of Lent — Karen Georgia Thompson, Psalm 32 — A Confession and Assurance of Grace for the Joy of Creation Care

Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson writes the Psalm for Sunday, Psalm 32, for the UCCWorshipWays Living Psalms project. Karen Georgia is the Associate General Minister of Global Engagement and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, the common overseas ministry of the UCC and … Continue reading

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Honoring Katherine Johnson

We remember Katherine Johnson because she counted. We remember that she came from White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, graduated from college at eighteen, and was the first woman to racially integrate her graduate school. We remember she was part of … Continue reading

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For Mardi Gras — A holy riff on Jesus’ prayer (John 17: 20-26)

I ask, not only for church members, but, also on behalf of those who will know joy is part of faith because of them — that they may all be … fun, as you, Holy God, are in Lent but … Continue reading

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Guest post, prayer in the time of the coronavirus, by Maria Mankin

I am so very grateful to Maria Mankin for this prayer that takes us with our hearts to Wuhan Province, to nearly 8000 people with the coronavirus and those grieving the 2000 who have died. Every night when we say … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Psalm Resource for Creation Justice

The Justice Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ has a Lenten resource called Journey into Hope, and has invited writers of their Worship Ways weekly resources to create companion materials. I curate the Living Psalms section which offers … Continue reading

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New Books ( a poem)

The Science Fiction convention* is at the Westin  and I’m in line at the room for readings. This hour will be Holly Black, followed by Charlaine Harris. I strike up a conversation with a nine year old girl in front … Continue reading

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