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Sparrows and Peacocks

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my Monarch, my God. Psalm 84: 3 The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying … Continue reading

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We are all Baltimore, again today (Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019)

All of us who do not live in Baltimore the 7th congressional district maligned and mis-tweeted that Elijah Cummings loved, all of us who are not congresswomen of color whom Elijah Cummings defended, all of us who did not grow … Continue reading

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Creation Litany — Guest Post by Martha Peck

Season of Creation Litany based on Ecclesiastes 3 For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. God, we face so many choices, and we feel pulled in every direction. Be with us in our … Continue reading

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    I turn to Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada for words to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. This is also his photograph. The colors at the bottom designate political parties.  I believe in Canada. A community of … Continue reading

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For Karl Barth

I am reading my newsfeed and 1 Samuel pokes its way through — not today the part about the sociopath throwing spears at supporters — no, I am thinking about Kurds, on the one hand, and Saudis, on the other … Continue reading

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Guest Post — William Dean on the story about the ten people with leprosy

Here is William Dean’s poem based on this week’s lectionary writing from the gospel of Luke from his book The House Blend,” 2008. THE ROAD THROUGH NO-MAN’S LAND Ten men united by dis-ease, suffering both leprosy and social rejection, bound … Continue reading

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The consistency of America

I have known many Kurds in English language learning classes, and always the first thing learned is how to describe the beauty and their love for their homeland. I visited Turkey briefly — to walk in the ruins of Ephesus … Continue reading

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