October 24, 2019

This week I want to share this prayer that is often used in the Jewish tradition when someone dies. Judaism understand mourning as a discipline, one in which the mourner is not only allowed, but expected, to be engaged. Rather than asking the mourner to paper over his...

October 16, 2019

Using crutches is a new experience for me. I’ve discovered that I can get too merry a gate going, swinging like a pendulum, so much so that I have enough forward motion that I fear falling. It is a steep learning curve. People in the church and community have been so k...

October 9, 2019

I’ve learned a new word this week: liminal, a transitional space. It is a place where you hit the boundary of life as well as the threshold of what is next.

My Mom is in that place. It is an odd place to pause, wobbling between what has been normal independence to a pla...

October 2, 2019

Each year in October many commemorate St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals. Pets like hamsters, snakes, frogs, dogs and kitties are best friends. They love us no matter what and they wiggle into our hearts, leaving an indelible mark of loyalty. I though...

September 25, 2019

In recent days we have been hearing about the restoration of creation. I found these words which are attributed to an unknown author. I thought it made a timely devotional for today as it calls to mind the poetry of the Psalms.

“What if our religion was each other. If o...

September 18, 2019

What is Thursdays in Black? Thursdays in Black grew out of the World Council of Churches’ Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women (1988–1998), in which the stories of rape as a weapon of war, gender injustice, abuse, violence, and many tragedies that grow outward f...

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