Monthly Archives: July 2020

Leftovers

It’s all about the leftovers … which range from dented food pantry cans, frozen wedding cake, taken out on a first anniversary, Refrigerator Supreme, Stone Soup, Mystery Meal, or Musgo (as in everything …) to twelve baskets of crusts and … Continue reading

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Matariki — Guest post from Rosalie Sugrue

It made me very happy last week to see the comet Neowise. They say it was first seen by people on earth this past March and it will not pass by for more than another 6000 years, though their assurance … Continue reading

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If Jesus gave us parables … why do we respond with creeds?

Parabler’s Creed I believe in God, the Hen All-Sheltering, Creator of mustardseed and yeast; and in Jesus the Vine, Door, and Living Water who was conceived by the Wind, born of the Magnifier, suffered under a builder of bigger barns, … Continue reading

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Holy Communion Liturgy for August 2, 2020

(Revised Common Lectionary includes Matthew 14: 13-21 — the meal on the hillside with five small loaves and two fish. It is the Matthew text upon which I reflect, hoping that story is in the general consciousness enough even for … Continue reading

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Wax and Hope

My many thanks to Todd Jenkins whose words “Wax and Hope”have been a comfort to me in a week of grief.  He writes, “Written and prayed, long ago, for a pastor friend who was planning another service of worship and … Continue reading

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A few words on my least favorite parable in Matthew 13

Life is always a mixed field. I remember that there was a time they called daylilies, weeds. Life is a mixed field, and in first century Palestine they harvested wheat to bread and weeds to blend with manure blocks and … Continue reading

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Art of the afternoon

I am making art in the afternoon. I don’t mean that I’ve allowed all the distractions to triumph – reading other people’s blogs, turning too often to my phone, remembering I have not yet walked for health, emailed a friend, … Continue reading

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Grateful for John Lewis

Here was a man who knew what inaugurations he should not attend, whose skull was cracked in Selma, and who baptized the chickens when he was a child. Here was a man who was called “the conscience of the Congress” … Continue reading

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Who sings for Mahalath? (Genesis 28:9)

You know — verse nine, chapter twenty-eight of Genesis, just before the lectionary bestseller about Jacob’s dream — that Mahalath, daughter of Ishmael, the poster child for endangered kids, and married to Esau, the twin with no birthright and not … Continue reading

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Smells Like God — Guest post by Stephen Price

I love the poetry of Stephen Price who blogs at UncommonBaptistPastor at Blogspot and whom I have known for … a long time. I usually try to find something to illustrate my guest posts. I decided not to do so … Continue reading

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