Monthly Archives: April 2011

beneath the cloud…

In America’s so-called “bible belt”, Easter morning was sandwiched between devastating storms.  While the tornado ripping through St. Louis sucked the windows out of our airport and pummeled neighborhoods roared on God’s Friday, the eve of our Easter weekend, the … Continue reading

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Table Prayer for a progressive Christian community…

Welcome: And so we gather at the table. We come from many places, differing in age, differing in race, differing in orientation, politics and even religion. As we come together around the table we discover that our differences are not … Continue reading

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easter is…

Easter is my favorite holiday.  I love the Easter eggs, the flowers, the music, and the sheer and unrestrained joy.  And I love celebrating Easter with our church community. Admittedly with each passing year I find myself becoming increasingly aware … Continue reading

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on the eve of holy week…

Writing the worship services for our community, my spiritual walk tends to be slightly off the mainstream.   As Christianity prepares for Palm Sunday, at least what is left of Christianity prepares for what remains of a Palm Sunday tradition, I’m … Continue reading

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what wondrous love

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that Christ should come from bliss To share the hate and strife, O my soul, O … Continue reading

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one stone to toss, and quickly

As I sit down to write this morning, and quickly, I am struck that I have just one story to tell. It is like having one stone to toss in the river. With this one stone I could choose to … Continue reading

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Call to worship… psalm 23 and beyond

Caught in the echo chamber of negativity and scarcity it is hard, Holy One, to hear your call: to a place of abundance. Caught by the searing cruelty trumpeted in the headlines it is hard, Holy One, to hear your … Continue reading

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The glasses I wear this day…

“We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies…. The things that have to be done must be done, and for the rest we must not allow ourselves to become … Continue reading

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