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Lent — Last words, guest poets Francis Morrissey and Todd Jenkins

During Lent I have been following the course of Mark’s gospel poetically and having my guest post on Sundays. Today — a final day of Lent — I want to share the writings of two very different poets about Lent, … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Lent by Carol Hallman

Traditionally my guest post each week is Thursday and I am including Carol Hallman’s beautiful Lenten meditation today. Her words and stylistically her avoidance of the rigid structure of punctuation invites us, lures us, pulls us in.  Can you feel … Continue reading

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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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