Tag Archives: Pentecost

Guest Post, Heather Kelly, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Heather Kelly of Invercargill sent me a poem. It is a Pentecost poem and it is set in the winter season in which Pentecost comes in the Southern hemisphere. It called to me today — a day when I saw … Continue reading

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A poem for the liturgical season

What is red and flows freely? What is waited for but always unexpected? What needs to be translated into personal terms before it can be understood? What draws derision and disparagement from those who are nearby? Perhaps you were thinking … Continue reading

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Sophia — poem for worship from Aotearoa

I continue to be unwilling to let Pentecost go … our so-easy avoidance of the Spirit’s call. Rosalie Sugrue writes: Pentecost fell on the date our parish holds its annual ‘Women’s Fellowship Special Project Service’ (a service led by women … Continue reading

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The Cost of It

What the festival costs is more than the price of helium in a few small red balloons, and a birthday cake for the church during coffee hour. It costs going out to the streets, speaking words we don’t understand, listening … Continue reading

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Prayer for Habana, Cuba

Send your sweet, sweet Spirit of tenderness and comfort upon all who mourn family members and friends, church delegates from a Nazarene conference, tourists and crew members from Mexico after the plane crash at Jose Marti airport. Breathe into this … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Benediction for Pentecost from Argentina

A Prayer of Benediction for Pentecost by Gerardo Oberman Que la generosidad de tu soplo de vida transforme nuestra vida y la plenifique. Que la fuerza del viento de tu amor nos inunde y nos desborde. Que el fuego de … Continue reading

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Pentecost, 2017

So, if the essence of Pentecost is this — (having set aside the red balloons, and birthday cake for the church) the ability to speak a language that means nothing to me but shares the good news someone needs, (and … Continue reading

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