Monthly Archives: March 2022

Celebrating Cesar Chávez Day,

Remembering as a child (and specifically as the child of a labor organizer) the joy of not-eating-grapes! His prayer… Prayer of the Farm Workers’ Struggle Show me the suffering of the most miserable;So I will know my people’s plight. Free … Continue reading

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Content Warning, Emmett Till Act

Today lynching has becomea hate crime in the United States. Of course, there is something right about it,something long overdue,and I am so glad forthe recognition that it isn’tsomething only from years ago. But there is also something so wrongabout … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of Anointing Jesus

Originally posted on Barb, poet priest:
The Sacrament of Anointing Jesus Lent 5; John 12: 1-8 In every gospel such a one appears: a woman who anoints his feet or head, prophetic, or contrite with heartfelt tears, or grateful for…

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(I couldn’t let the parable go, and overheard this after-party conversation …)

And the older child says,“Do you think I am judgmental and also …boring?” And she replies,“You mean you’re having a hard timethinking whom to invite when he throws the partythat now he thinks you want?” “Yeah. You know you two … Continue reading

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Prayer for places of hospitality

God of open arms, sheltering wings,who wakes to every knocking on the door,we give thanks for the welcometo three and a half millionrefugees from Ukraine, in Poland, Romania, Hungary,and small Moldova, whereone in every twenty-fivepeople living nowhas fled from the … Continue reading

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Holy Communion for April 3, 2022

I have been sharing Communion liturgy each month since April of 2020. That was Palm Sunday, and the first Sunday of April last year was Easter. This year is one just one more Sunday in Lent, Lent, Lent, a Lenten … Continue reading

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Prayer after the airline crash in China

God, whose sheltering wingsare only love, and who caresfor falling of sparrows, we pray for one hundred twenty-three passengers,and nine crew members, loston their flight from Kunmingsomewhere over Wuzhouon the journey to Guanzhou. We honor these many lives,and all they … Continue reading

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Psalm 148 from a visit in Nebraska at equinox

Praise God, sandhill crane,mating for life in the shallow watersof the Platte River.Pause and praise,you field of snow geese,prairie chicken, golden eagle,sharp-tailed grouse …the God of faithfulness and migration. Praise God, whistle of coal train,threading prairie like a hem,flying through … Continue reading

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We grieve the storytellers

There is an old passagefrom the biblical book of Numbersabout Moses putting a bronze serpenton a pole because so many peoplehad been bitten,and when they looked at it,a healing began. I am grateful for journalists,who go in places of dangerto … Continue reading

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New Book to Share with You … A Cozy Mystery

For the last six years, my daughter Maria and I have been working on a cozy mystery called Death at Fair Havens. We developed the characters and concept a month before she found out she was pregnant with her first child, … Continue reading

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