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Guest post — Poems for such a time as this, Rev. Hope Harle-Mould

My guest post this Thursday is two poems by Hope-Douglas Harle-Mould, a seminary classmate of mine (more about him below) My great thanks for this gift. Hope in the Cracks In the cracks, there’s always hope: Where a new world … Continue reading

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Prayer for worship at home

Thirty-nine years ago today I was ordained to Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ at Church of the Covenant in Boston, Massachusetts. I anticipated many things. This morning when so many churches are closed was not one of … Continue reading

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Prayers and poems in the Lent of Coronavirus

Every Advent and every Lent I write poems or prayers each day and post them on the Gifts in Open Hands blog and on Facebook. Usually a theme comes to me and I follow in in different ways — going … Continue reading

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Confession in a time of coronavirus

Am I the only one who has internally criticized the first century citizens who didn’t want to go anywhere near the bell-ringing of the lepers and wondered why those citizens failed to have compassion like Jesus to reach out and … Continue reading

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Guest Post “The Folly and the I.V.” and Call to Worship in a time of illness — Guest post by Holly Morrison

Holly was willing for me to share this re-writing of the Christmas song. As the news around the novel coronavirus shifts every day, we find ourselves asking what our response to this situation says about who we are as human … Continue reading

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Prayer for Wuhan

God, for the people of Wuhan and Huanggang, Ezhou, Chibi, Zhijiang — we pray — for those sick and those grieving the loss of precious elders, for their fear in a time of forced quarantine, and the danger of being … Continue reading

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