Monthly Archives: May 2014

Eternal

Jesus said, “And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” Today was my son’s birth day. Small and soft, he begins to unfurl, a birthmark smeared beneath … Continue reading

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Why you cannot hear me

Because good girls don’t make a scene; because it isn’t ladylike to swear. Because of “shriek,” “screech,” and “shrill,” the vocabulary of shame. Because strong protest is, methinks, too often twisted and turned back. Because denial tied my tongue. Because … Continue reading

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Day 178: the end of Esther

Originally posted on Epiphany's Bible Challenge:
Esther 9-10, Psalm 145, II Corinthians 4 On Friday, I wrote about the dangerous sexism embedded into the very foundations of the story of Esther. I was shocked, saddened and ashamed to read…

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Year A Easter 6: Unknown

  William Barclay said,   There were many altars to unknown gods in Athens. Six hundred years before his a terrible pestilence had fallen on the city which nothing could halt. A Cretan poet, Epimenides, had come forward with a … Continue reading

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Sunfall

The only sign of a seam between sea and sky, a bright, slim line; the sun falling, pooling; a slick of liquid gold.

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First Peter: first thoughts

Haiku towards a reflection on the Flood and the ark as symbols of baptism: 1 Peter 3:13-22, Year A Easter 6 Children of the flood, each of us was drowned at birth, startled to breath.

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Year A Easter 5: In Jesus’ Name

Some years ago, a friend’s child got sick. Then she got sicker. … The child recovered, but she had not survived the experience unscathed. Neither, of course, had her parents. During that difficult time, a group of friends were discussing … Continue reading

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