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Book Review: One Breath at a Time, by J. Dana Trent

Dana Trent is a genuine fellow traveler … This is meditation for real life. Continue reading

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A house of cedar

“Wherever you have gone,” God says, “I have gone with you. Whatever trials you have faced, I have faced beside you. Whatever dangers befell you, I stood before you. What makes you think that in order to keep me by your side, you have to build me a cedar box, store me like cloth in mothballs?” Continue reading

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Deliver us from evil

As a Christian I am bound by the Law to love God and to love my neighbor. As an Episcopalian I have promised to respect the dignity of every human being. As an American citizen, I am horrified that our government is using the forced removal of children to punish and intimidate parents who would seek asylum, refuge, or simply a home in these United States. Such practice is antithetical to human dignity, human rights, and God’s intention for the human family. Continue reading

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Book review: Denial is my spiritual practice, Hackenberg & Spong

I recommend that you acquire a copy, and keep it close for those moments when, for the sake of faith or sanity, you need to find yourself reflected in the mirror of another soul that has wrestled with life and with God. Continue reading

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Discernment

I asked God a hundred times or so to show me the way. Trying to wrestle guidance from the silence was like wringing a dry towel in the desert and hoping for water to soothe a burning tongue. Today, whether … Continue reading

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But deliver us from evil

On our last night there, a storm rolled in. Rolled, as in went through the motions of a steamroller. Continue reading

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The prayer of Lazarus

The prayer of Lazarus, silent by necessity. Continue reading

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The Holy Name

The Feast of the Holy Name, January 1, 2017 In the very name of Jesus is our prayer. The name, which was not chosen by his parents but given to them as a sign when his birth was announced by … Continue reading

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Shoulder season

The Spirit keeps reaching, gripping my shoulders, telling me to sit, stay a while. Over my shoulder, promising, promising soon, soon, surging on to one more thing, I feel the snag of her fingers between my bones, aching from raking … Continue reading

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So you want to give thanks …

… but you do not want to deny your grief, for the loss of life, and love, and hope that you have suffered. You want to give thanks, but you are afraid of becoming faithless, betraying your pain. It is … Continue reading

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