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Wow, this is so beautiful.  Blessed Advent, friends.         O anitphon for our fears by Marin Tirabassi O Emmanuel, hailed by clueless Gabriel, who thinks we can shake...

Sovereign, Creator, Mother and Father of life: With thanks beyond our ability to speak, with hope that fills even this sanctuary, with joy for each of our 85 years, with forgiveness...

From the Kenyan-born, Somali poet, Warsan Shire. no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city...

Let America Be America Again Langston Hughes Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a...

“When we’re told we’ll never understand” Someone says a drug-related incident, someone says he was quiet, he mostly kept to himself, someone says mental illness, someone says a hateful and deranged...

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Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in...

Thirst Mary Oliver Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has given us...

Reposting this beautiful reflection for Lent.  It was written by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton in her book, Living Lent and I blatantly stole the idea of using the reflection in worship from...

Sonnets To Orpheus, Part Two, XII By Rainer Maria Rilke Translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy Want the change. Be inspired by the flame where everything shines as it disappears....

Accepting This Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great songs—all of it rehearsal for the majesty of being held. The dream is awakened when...