Monthly Archives: October 2022

Guest post – Heather Kelly

I am so very glad to share a poem by Heather Kelly of Aotearoa New Zealand, poet and pastor and one of the most courageous people I have ever known. I am grateful as well to Jo Riksem whose wonderful … Continue reading

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What I would nail on a church door …

            or nine theses is plenty for our attention span 1 Open me. 2 Open me wider. 3 Open me to people you don’t agree with, people you are afraid of, the children of God with fins, fur, feathers, also … Continue reading

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Whose woods these are …

Frost left unnamed, but noted it was onewhose house was in the village,and I look out at woodsbehind our house in Maine,they, too, are lonely, dark and deepand no paths cross themeven to Spinney Creek,but the question still makes sense. … Continue reading

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Celebration of Holy Communion — November 6, 2022

Invitation to Communion from Job 19:23-27a (scripture carried in leader’s words) Come to Communion, my friends, as true friends to Job.“O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book!”O that our words were food, … Continue reading

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Swimming in God new book of poetry by Tina Datsko de Sánchez, Week Four

It has been my joy to share from the new Pilgrim Press book Swimming in God for which I wrote the foreword over the last four weeks. There are ninety poems in the book — thirty poems of Longing, thirty … Continue reading

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Oblivious to the Old, Guest Post Mark Saline

Do not forget to show kindness to strangerslest you are visited by angels unaware.   –  Hebrews 13:2 Old woman, Aldi’s check out lineheld one can of soupA quick supper, she quippedI watched her leaveOblivious to the obvious At home, I put my … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to everyone who celebrates! From the cleaning to the festivity, from darkness to shining, from one light to many lights, may these days be full of joy!

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Improv on a twig of Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place,yes, yes – sparrows … five for a penny,swallows, lovely in flight,we love those scriptures out of doors, but, also, for all thosewith ruffled feathersand all those with broken wings, for those who feartheir children … Continue reading

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Swimming in God, new book of poetry by Tina Datsko de Sánchez, Week Three

I am so glad to bring another poem to share by Tina Datsko de Sánchez. In the photograph, below. Tina was honored to attend the State of the World Forum in Guanajuato, Mexico, and the photographic credit is © José … Continue reading

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Prayerable

(Luke 18: 9-14) The young pastorin the church I was visitingexplained to the childrenthe Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Her story(illustrated, of course)was of a little red balloonand a little blue balloonfloating in the skyand a proud green balloonblown up … Continue reading

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