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Predator Sighting

Last night our neighbor across the street came running to tell us that a coyote was heading our way, but my beagle already knew and was howling at the scent of danger in the wind. “Ignore it! Stay in the … Continue reading

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On the proper use of a mask

The proper use of a mask is to prevent respiratory droplets from entering the air, floating, staying, staying, staying and being breathed in or swallowed or resting on someone’s open eye. Then there is this: The proper use of the … Continue reading

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For Caroline, class of 2020

I remember our neighbors’ daughter, newborn home from the hospital, as I wait with my handmade sign to wave at her parade of high school graduates. I also remember that she and her sisters would come for trick or treat … Continue reading

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Holy Communion Liturgy for July 5, 2020

(Revised Common Lectionary readings include Genesis 24 — the story of Rebekah’s generosity and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 (the un-pleasable generation and the invitation to an easy yoke.) This service is written for churches that offer virtual worship, but also this … Continue reading

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In The Space of One Breath, One Heartbeat, Guest Post, Gayanne Frater, Aotearoa New Zealand

This reflection is a gift from first-time guest here Rev. Gayanne Frater of the Auckland area, Aotearoa / New Zealand. Let the peace of it enter your life. She writes this introduction … In the dark of many nights hallowed … Continue reading

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Spanish Lesson (A very small Pentecost)

I’m teaching my grandson Spanish on Skype. It’s not actually one of my languages, but he was learning it when everything was interrupted. Sombrero and zapato — hat to shoe today, and then I add oración and I ask him … Continue reading

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Prayer for West Bengal and Bangladesh

Comfort your people of West Bengal and Bangladesh who have been torn by the winds, made homeless by the waters, injured by falling buildings and debris, the bridges washed away, coast ravaged, roads blocked, trees ripped up by their roots. … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Michigan Flooding

O Walker on the waters, Healer of our hearts, we pray for all in the midst of the Tittabawasse flooding, and collapse of Edenville and Sanford dams, for in the midst of pandemic people are afraid of the waters and … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Story

I am watching the television as the crowd crowds, people shifting too much for me to actually see the signs, and looking at open carry makes me nervous so I read the sign written on the heart — “Live free, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Checkpoints on Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Land located in South Dakota

God, you call us to prepare a way for God’s people and to make safe the highway, and so we celebrate how beautiful upon that highway are the voices of those who ask — “Do you have a fever? Do … Continue reading

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