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A poem — Leaving

The tourists come to these woods in cars and buses that choke highways, and mighty glad we are in New Hampshire for the dollars that keep our diners, the mom-and-pop motels, the state and national parks, country stands bursting apple … Continue reading

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Hymn from Aotearoa, adaptable to other local settings

I am thrilled to have been given a new hymn and a poem from Philip Garside who is a publisher (contact information below for those who are looking!) Let me first give you background information on both pieces from his … Continue reading

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Two liturgical poems from Aotearoa

Erice Fairbrother of Aotearoa / New Zealand sends two poems which are for the gathered community or the indiviudal. Erice offers this introduction to the first one. Here is a poem – thinking of the frailty of relationships, how easy … Continue reading

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Rachel sits on her father’s gods

There are texts which never make their way into the Revised Common Lectionary and yet call to me with some contemporary significance. Genesis 31: 19-35 is such a story and one that I have been thinking about since U.S. Father’s … Continue reading

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Questions

Todd Jenkins, poet and photographer, asks questions and invites us to do so. You and I will learn very little about one another or anything else, for that matter, if all we do is ask questions for which we have … Continue reading

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Little boxes – Improv on Matthew 17: 4

 With thanks to Malvina Reynolds and the interpretation of Pete Seeger. Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of tacky faith, little boxes, doors with locks, so full of pride and full of pain. There’s a green one and … Continue reading

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Improvisations on Matthew 5: 38-48

Who’s Blushing Now?             “…If anyone wants to sue you and take away your coat, give your cloak as well”             Matthew 5:40 Naked is not about buttocks and balls, door-knob knees, little pot belly, ribs a-countable, pecs not what … Continue reading

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