Monthly Archives: April 2021

Morning play

1 John 3:18 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. I was sitting with my older grandson,so the rest of the house could sleep. Ok, I won’t lie in a biblical reflection … Continue reading

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What I’ve Got

Driving to the Denver Botanical Gardensat Chatfield Farm on a cloudless daycar buzz-full of kids’ excitement,Bernadette Peters comes on the radioas Annie Oakley singing,“Got no mansion, got no yachtStill I’m happy with what I’ve gotI’ve got the sun in the … Continue reading

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A letter to us today

1 John 3:16-17 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us–and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees … Continue reading

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Prayer for Indonesia

Most Merciful, All Compassionate,You who search the waters,and care for allwho go down to the seaand those who go down into the sea,we pray for your tendernessto surround those who grievethose dead on the KRI Nanggala-402. Surfacing are grease for … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of Holy Communion Celebrating Immigrants and Refugees — A guest post by Michael Mulberry

I have been writing liturgy for Holy Communion for those churches sharing the sacrament in virtual spaces for the last thirteen months. During these April days while I am pausing from this blog and other writing while preparing the anthology, … Continue reading

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Two sides of spring, 2021 — readings of the Psalms, Guest Post Maria Mankin

Maria Mankin, my frequent co-author and editor and daughter, is engaged in a manuscript of reflections on the Psalms and shares two with me today. I asked to post them here because the first so clearly tells the place I … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Stigmata by Todd Jenkins

I have long admired Todd Jenkin’s work, which can be found on WordPress at “Tuesday’s Muse” often more times than Tuesday! Please find him there. I am grateful to share his work “Stigmata” during this April when I am focusing … Continue reading

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Regarding Sacrifices — Guest Post by Carol Hallman

 I am grateful to Carol Hallman for sharing her poem. In the silence After the shotThe pungent smell Of gunfire and deathRagged Breath of the dying Blood Spilling intoThe streets Siren’s fillingThe air Crying      sobbing Sorrow    anger Just a new … Continue reading

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Liturgy for a Miscarriage – Guest Post by Michael Mulberry

Michael Mulberry began his letter to me his reason for writing this liturgy a visit by “… a young woman in our church who had a miscarriage this past year and is pregnant once again.  She was trying to work … Continue reading

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Guest Post — Evangelism by Holly S. Morrison (On Getting a Covid Shot on Easter Monday)

Evangelism (On Getting A Covid Shot on Easter Monday) There’s an angel in the middle of it.Was it the nervous, thin woman,checking paperwork at the door,Or the man with the Congolese accent,asking me questions about my health,in a beautiful reversal … Continue reading

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