Monthly Archives: May 2020

A New Hampshire Story

I am watching the television as the crowd crowds, people shifting too much for me to actually see the signs, and looking at open carry makes me nervous so I read the sign written on the heart — “Live free, … Continue reading

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Special Guest post — from Malkhaz Songulashvili, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

I often share the words of my friend Malkhaz in his work against all injustice in the Republic of Georgia Liturgy in Solidarity with the global LGBTQ+ community and memorial service for the victims of the HIV AIDS at Peace … Continue reading

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How Can I Keep from Singing?

(written in homage to the hymn which has various attributions) My life flows on in endless song, but now I shift the measure — sung by myself, performance gone, each word and note I treasure. We sing our grace at … Continue reading

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To an unknown god (Acts 17:16-34)

Paul stood on the Areopagus, often called Mars’ Hill, to meet the questions of Stoics and Epicureans and those fearful he’d cause trouble like in Thessalonica and Berea, and found several purposes for the description he found on a random … Continue reading

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I met Jesus on the steps of the church, Guest post Larry W. TRent

It is my joy to publish another in Larry Trent’s stories of immigration activism which share some of the human and holy faces he meets in his ministry. It was my last day in Mexico City before flying to Chiapas. … Continue reading

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Prayer for Checkpoints on Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Land located in South Dakota

God, you call us to prepare a way for God’s people and to make safe the highway, and so we celebrate how beautiful upon that highway are the voices of those who ask — “Do you have a fever? Do … Continue reading

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A day after the holiday — a Lineage of Women

I wear the necklace of wooden beads my daughter made when she was in the second grade and gave to my mother on a mother’s day long ago, as I remember my great aunt, who was a math and latin … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Mother’s Day, 2020

God, shattered around us shine broken pieces of mothering this year — the longing to touch hands that are sheltered in place but not this place new grieving and old grieving renewed, surprising nurturers found — some who have no … Continue reading

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A Blessing for Nurses

We are in the middle of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, which ends on Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. Florence Nightingale changed the world. The nurses of our time, RN’s, LNA’s, CNA’s, in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, public housing, … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Carol Hallman, as she remembers … touching

I remember Or maybe I remember I seem to remember A time…. When a handshake Was the bond for one’s word And not a possible weapon Of mass destruction When a touch On the shoulder Brought comfort Not fear When … Continue reading

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