Tag Archives: Aotearoa

Guest post from Aotearoa / New Zealand by Ana Lisa de Jong

This poem by Ana Lisa de Jong and the accompanying photograph by Alexander Harding have moved me today, not Sunday, but the Sabbath in any day. SUNDAY SONG The bird song has broken down the temple walls, that the life might … Continue reading

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Rosalie Sugrue” — Lay Preaching Basics just out

Rosalie Sugrue of Aotearoa / New Zealand is one of those people who seems to be able to do everything. This new book — very freshly out — is a rich source of detailed help for lay preachers. Often a … Continue reading

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Children’s Song for Mark 6: 1-13 “Welcome” from Aotearoa

Lynne Frith writes “I’ve been a bit inactive on the writing front, but today came up with a brief song for Sunday 8 July, to use after talking with the children about welcome and hospitality(Mark 6:1-13). We will follow the … Continue reading

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A Shift in Seasons — guest post

Three voices today. First is R. Matthew Stevens of First Nations Canada with a prayer for the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. (Note that I put here the version that Pilgrim Press really wanted in the book Gifts in … Continue reading

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Sophia — poem for worship from Aotearoa

I continue to be unwilling to let Pentecost go … our so-easy avoidance of the Spirit’s call. Rosalie Sugrue writes: Pentecost fell on the date our parish holds its annual ‘Women’s Fellowship Special Project Service’ (a service led by women … Continue reading

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Fall — guest post Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly writes from Invercargill in the south island, evoking the season. She wrote this in February. I read it in the northern hemisphere longing for true spring and the promise of summer.   The heatwave of Summer still very … Continue reading

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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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