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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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The spiritual practice of complimenting earrings

“I love your earrings,” I say to the clerk at Market Basket – insert Safeway, Wegmans, Winn-Dixie, Shop and Save, Trader Joes – She smiles and we have a very, very small conversation. It is not as invasive as “are … Continue reading

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Thursday Guest Post — three Voices three Poems

Katherine Burgess — a prayer that is so often forgotten Lord, this day I thank you For all those people Who signed their organ donor cards Who made it possible for others To have a better quality of life To … Continue reading

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Summer garden, my response to “Winter Frost”

The purple spikes of blazing star liatris have drawn monarch butterflies into the corner garden of yellow and orange daylilies — horns as wildly various in shape as a jazz band — and mums of burgundy and rust tricked to … Continue reading

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Poems from a Silent Retreat, Aotearoa / New Zealand

Erice Fairbrother writes that leading a silent retreat over the last couple weeks gave her an opportunity for much writing of poems. Compline Those that lie here Beneath these crosses do not lie;   This green, tended place marks the … Continue reading

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Benediction for a Women’s Poetry Group

May you drink the cup of hope, feel your pulse … not to speak of God’s beat hear the words that will be silent until you stand up to speak them yourself. May all your women tell you to write … Continue reading

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Heartspeak by Todd Jenkins

Glad to share another one of Todd Jenkins beautiful poems. I find the words uniquely interesting having recently come through surgery and certainly remembering well coming through grief and how I can feel a tangible difference between one person and … Continue reading

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