Tag Archives: Lent

Evening prayer for Lent

Katherine Burgess, of Quebec City, Canada, wrote this prayer in February and I asked to publish it as an evening prayer for Lent. You may want to pray it tonight as we move into Lent or tomorrow evening after Ash … Continue reading

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A parable based on scripture for the first Sunday in Lent

Cancer was in the wilderness of someone’s human body. Cancer fasted and afterwards was famished. A tempter came and said — If you are so hungry, command all these cells to be bread for you.” And cancer answered — I … Continue reading

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Home for Easter

March 22, 2016 tomorrow is the last of this series of poems inspired by Luke 15:11-32 … I suddenly thought this morning how very likely it is that the older sibling, so prone to doing the expected, might be married … Continue reading

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Cried and Prejudice and Zombies

March 5, 2016  Well, the first of the living dead to lurch into the story is the father, because that’s what you are in that culture and legal system – dead – if you divide up your property and give … Continue reading

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Church and Jesus the Extremist — Two Guest Posts

I am honored to share two posts from good friends. Todd Jenkins writes about church, in a way that stretches my commitment to true welcome. To read more of Todd’s writing go to his blog Tuesday’s Muse here. Next is … Continue reading

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After Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken”

I share Robert Frost’s birthday. Since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by his poems. My Lenten reflection on Luke 15:11-32 finds me challenging (hopefully honoring his rhythms) perhaps his most familiar. “Two roads diverged,” he said, and a … Continue reading

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Affirmation … “This I know”

LL Kroouze DuBreuil wrote this affirmation in response to an article in “Sojourner’s Magazine” which can be found here.  The tale is told that the song by “Jesus LovesMe” was widely prevalent in churches in China in the early 1900’s. When … Continue reading

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