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Guest Posts — Ana Lisa de Jong and Jellaludin Rumi

So, here is the story on these two poems. I have been very lucky to read Ana Lisa de Jong’s upcoming book “Heart Psalms” so that I can write a “blurb” or endorsement for it. Wow! It is hard to … Continue reading

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Our Loss of Barbara Bush

God, I give thanks for Barbara Bush, who spoke her mind plainly, who loved deeply and for all her years, who claimed the power of women, named with honestly the dangers of generations of prejudice, and chose literacy as the … Continue reading

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Two Poems — Washington DC

Sometimes it just happens — two so very different poems about — in several ways — the same thing  arrive at the same time. I wrote the next poem after preaching in Bethesda, Maryland. Pastor Dee Ledger … well, you … Continue reading

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The view from my study window — Guest Post by William A. Deans

Glad to share this poem of the seasons of life by William A. Deans. A god piece to read with the singing of “I was there to hear your borning cry” by John Ylvisaker “Time Falls Away.” There are those moments … Continue reading

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The Work of Easter –Aotearoa / New Zealand … words of Rosalie Sugrue

Rosalie Sugrue writes — inspired by my “Work of Easter” a couple days ago and her own context! With thanks to Thurman and Tirabassi (A note to those down under: too many words for Jim Strathdee’s tune) When the song … Continue reading

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The Work of Easter, after Howard Thurman

When the lilies lose their petals, when trumpets are quiet, new shoes scuffed, chocolate eggs melted by small fingers, bunnies returned to the shelter, and sermons start to doubt themselves, the work of Easter begins — to offer spring cleaning … Continue reading

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Trigger Warning, a confession and assurance of grace

A Confession (Isaiah 6) God, I am a person of unclean lips and I dwell among a people of unclean lips. I talk of bullet points and bullet journals. I mention scripture and then say that it triggers a response. … Continue reading

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