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A Child Laughs — Compassionate Care for Those Who Are Chronically Ill

There’s an old nursery rhyme – “Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next five months I will share sections from the new book — A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope (edited by Maria Mankin and Maren … Continue reading

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Prayer for Mogadishu

God, today I weep for the slain of Mogadishu – for young and old, for days not lived, gifts not given, but those who love and know each of their names are changed not for a day, but years, even … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Matthew 25: 31-46

Come, you who are blessed with a commonwealth of love and work. Later, if you insist, we can talk about heaven. For I am a California fire victim and you feed me in your back yard. I am thirsty in … Continue reading

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Creative Worship … free (and amazing) songs, prayers and liturgy from Aotearoa, New Zealand

The artistic gifts of Philip Garside are remarkable. He is making available the first volume of Creative Worship electronically — thirty-two pages of his songs, prayers and poems. People can download the PDF for free on his website here: And, because … Continue reading

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Prayer for the California Fires

God of water in wine country, God of firefighters and neighbors rescuing neighbors, gently wash the mourners in your wet tears, send still waters of the heart with those who hunt the missing, and serve the evacuated. Let the trickle … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child — A Child Laughs Post on Gun Violence and Gun Control

There’s an old nursery rhyme – “Tuesday’s child is full of grace.” For the next five months I will share sections from the new book — A Child Laughs — Prayers of Justice and Hope (edited by Maria Mankin and Maren … Continue reading

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It’s not too late — Happy Thanksgiving

It is already Monday It is already Thanksgiving Day And I have been so busy That I didn’t realize that Time was slipping away Life is too often like that Time slips away Before we are aware Of its passing … Continue reading

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