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Thanksgiving, 2020

I am thinking about Martin Rinkartwho wrote the hymn,‘Now Thank We All our God,’while trying to be a pastorduring the thirty years warand a plaguewhen he prayed the funeral servicefor  forty to fifty people a day –refugees, bodies piling upfrom … Continue reading

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Prayer for Utah

God, who writes each of our nameson the palm of your hand,we pray for Utah,and the decision to activatecrisis standard of care. We pray for those whose healthis not improvingand may be taken from intensive care,and for those who are … Continue reading

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Pie and Zoom

We meet friends on Zoom,or Facetime or Skype, (something we decidednot to complain about,because too many conversationsare prefaced by digital whining) and this time,instead of a meeting agendafor justice action or worship planning,or a very useful webinar,or even a concert, … Continue reading

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Prayer for all with COVID 19

God, this is my two-hundred-twenty-eighth daily prayer for those with COVID-19 and today it includes Donald and Melania Trump, as well as people from the Greek Orthodox church, York County Jail, University of Iowa, India, Brazil, and the parents of … Continue reading

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On the occasion of one million deaths from COVID-19

“I am sorry for your loss” These are the words that are never enough and do not pretend to understand – a verbal fingertip of tenderness today offered to the world. World, we are sorry for your loss of a … Continue reading

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September 15, 2020, United States – 200,197

Two hundred thousand, one hundred and ninety-seven deaths in this country from this illness this year, and I am thinking of heaven not as a house with many rooms, (or mansions, depending on the bible-reader’s age), or a city with … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Mask

It’s Frogs today — my Balloons are dirty. and the faux-bandanna fabric is just too ordinary for the wonder that is Tuesday, this Tuesday, last one in August — full of promise. I am coveting a Winnie the Pooh mask … Continue reading

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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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