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Monthly Archives: May 2014
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
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
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…
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
The only sign of a seam between sea and sky, a bright, slim line; the sun falling, pooling; a slick of liquid gold.
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.
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
John 14:13-14 “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.” What if I were to say: … Continue reading
From the side of the multipurpose metro parkway trail, a single angelus transports me: You sing some nursery nonsense as we pack away the picnic stuff; it’s time to go home. Within the forest’s shade, there is nothing to be … Continue reading