Tag Archives: Joy

One hundred and two Pentecost days — Spring comes to Aotearoa, New Zealand

Today we are celebrating the coming of spring to Aotearoa, New Zealand. I am sharing the work of four different writers. We begin with a meditation by Elaine Bolitho. She writes … In southern hemisphere lectionary material, the month of … Continue reading

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Collect for a Summer Still Life — Josephine and Koi

Just a small prayer for these late summer days in the Northern Hemisphere. God who wakes goldfish from pond mud and settles on her usual bench the ninety-eight year old woman without teeth who feeds them a hot dog bun, … Continue reading

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Improv on Exodus 3

So often I add a piece of my own to this blog on one of the “off-days” … not-Mondays, not-Thursdays, in response to the breaking news, the news we cannot let break us. This morning, it’s scripture — “olds,” not … Continue reading

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Sixty-seventh day since Pentecost

Two Voices from Canada Pat Rodgers from Shanty Bay, Ontario, writes these words of prayer and praise: Prayer for the Creator One dark night you whispered in Beethoven’s ear and an Ode to Joy was born. On a windswept hill … Continue reading

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Collect for the Games

Collect for the Games God who has never asked anyone – how do you feel your first time losing since you were fifteen? who whispers “bravissimo” to the Italian in last place in the four hundred, who holds in light … Continue reading

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July 12, 2012 — the forty-sixth day since Pentecost

Find joy … turn to scripture and some words from Gerardo Oberman of Argentina … We played the flute but you did not dance; sang sad songs but you did not cry Luke 7:32 Luke 7: 24-35 b Lucas 7,24-35 … Continue reading

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