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For the end of June

Swing low sweet pride-month,as we remember the prophets of inclusion,pausing to honor those past,and those among us,and celebrate, even newly anxious,all the gifts of change. So much more than a month,more than rainbow-wear and balloonsand dancing in the street, but … Continue reading

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Angels Weep – Guest post by Carol Hallman

I am always so very grateful when Carol Hallman who brings her insight to the struggle for justice. The Angels weepfor AmericaThe land of the freeIFThat freedom isBeing batteredBeatenTossed and tornRights removed And Angels weepWhere gunsAre of more valueThan children … Continue reading

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Holy Communion for Pentecost, July 3, 2022  

I have been sharing liturgy each month since April of 2020. This service is offered in hopes that people socially distanced in pews and people joining by livestream or a personally connected service like Zoom may become one in God’s … Continue reading

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Prayer for Afghanistan after the Earthquake

God of so many names,All-Knowing, All-Compassionate,we are all Elijahs,knowing that you are never in the earthquake,storm or fire or flood or drought. Your sacred silence of love,sits with all of those who grievethe loss of family and friendsin Khost province,you … Continue reading

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MATARIKI MUSINGS PRAYER, Guest Post Beverley Osborn

I am so grateful for this poem for the holiday sent to me by Beverley, Osborn of Stewart Island / Rakiura, this first year that Matariki Day is a legal holiday. I am an Autumn tree.I was planted with love … Continue reading

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The Gift

One year my friend Barbaragave me a small statue of a woman(made in concrete, you know,the strong, useful mixof cement, sand, and gravel,with water to hold things together –like many women I know). The woman’s hands were raised  and she … Continue reading

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Juneteenth Pause

I have written many years inspired by Juneteenth and the last two years I wrote on June8eenth, but it feels right to me to be silent for the next three days 18, 19 and the legal holiday. What a wonderful … Continue reading

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Prayer after the shooting in Vestavia Hills, Alabama

God, who sits down with us at every table,who opens churches to be placesof prayer and community,we pray for those all who mournthose who died at a potluck supperat St. Stephen’s Church in Vestavia. Hold gently family and friendswho grieve … Continue reading

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Ode’imin Giizis         

I am so very grateful to R. Matthew Stevens who taught me to look up and see this moon. It is June, heart-berry moon again,and this year I learnthat it will be that “super moon”the near onethat is made large. … Continue reading

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It needs to be said …

We have just finished Trinity Sunday,our celebration of God’s multiple personality order,even as Genesis One shows ussome holy days of OCD,words divinely given to prophetsdemonstrate how painful anxiety can be,and symptoms of depressionnamed in the gospel story of Gethsemaneare not … Continue reading

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