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Prayer for a waiting day in the United States

God, help a country dividednot to stand up,but to learn to sit down. Sit beside us, waiting.Open our hearts to the “great”that is justice,and the “great”that is compassion. Be present with all of uswho experience anxiety and fearin spiritual, emotionaland … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Election Day Prayer by Carol Hallman

Carol Hallman, a frequent contributor here has written what is, in essence, the perfect election prayer. May we all pray it from our hearts There’s an election coming, O GodAnd we the people are dividedBy politicsBy policiesOn issues ranging from … Continue reading

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Summer day in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Summer defines itself by today — sun shining but breeze that blows the July humidity away. I’ve come in from walking the dog from a wide palette of day lilies, columbine, morning glory, zinnia, coneflower, brown-eyed susans bright blue hydrangea, … Continue reading

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On praying for the New Hampshire primary

Unlike some people at different places from me on the Christian spectrum, I don’t think the bible says anything about voting, but the story I remember best as I sit in New Hampshire tonight is the one about replacing Judas … Continue reading

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Aftershock – Two Poems

1) for Aotearoa / New Zealand God is not in the earthquake, and God is not in the landslides, rockfalls, terrible rains, aftershocks, tsunamis. God is in evacuators of Kaikoura, the people of courage in Christchurch – barely re-built from … Continue reading

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I’m with Her

  My mother was born before women’s suffrage, and she voted in five states and eleven towns. Even in age she learned the local issues, the politicians. She voted school bonds, and could never understood why people who had an … Continue reading

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Making history this morning (in Portsmouth)

A strip of woodland behind my house separates us from the high school and, as long as my children crossed the graveyard and made the treeline by the time to bell began to ring, they were in class in time … Continue reading

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