Category Archives: Poetry

A Confessional Prayer

Holy One, you are like no other god—a lesson you have tried to teach us again and again. Though Abraham expected you to need the sacrifice of Isaac, you did not. You ask us to unbind ourselves from the pain-filled … Continue reading

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Imago Dei in the Aftermath

Pandemic. Protests. Uprisings. Fires. Vigils. Agent Provocateurs. Militarized Police. White Supremacy. All of it right here where I live. Part of me has been overwhelmed by it all this week. Part of me is stuck in the horror of watching … Continue reading

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Grace in the Wilderness: A Poem for Easter 2020

Grace in the Wilderness an eagle flies across the sunset skies wings spread in benediction a boy peddles lazily with gas station flowers balanced in his hoodie pocket dogs behind fencing tumble and play pausing to bark as we pass … Continue reading

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A Poem for the Year’s End

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A Confessional Prayer

Ever-patient God, Jeremiah’s ancient words stir within me You let truth tumble from his lips down through the ages to land on my restless spirit sour grapes are frequently easier to ingest than the word You would inscribe on my … Continue reading

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Known by Our Agape

I am heading to the East Coast for a combination of work and vacation. As I am preparing to leave, I am haunted by Jesus’ commandment that we agape one another. By this we will be known as Jesus’ disciples. … Continue reading

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The Other Ones

You could see the woman, the widow, the one without means she kept to the shadows, head down and quiet, even her steps were silent as she approached the treasury box to add her two cents far less than others … Continue reading

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A Poem for Trinity Sunday

Holy One, I contemplate the sacred dance and wonder when I will learn the steps steps of peace, healing, hope not just for a few for all who yearn for freedom You created all that is as the Spirit hovered … Continue reading

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Confession: Repentance and Witness

in the shadow of the cross in the echoes of the empty tomb in the busyness of everyday in the restlessness of the night to what does my life bear witness? some days I forget for part of the day … Continue reading

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Liturgy in the Aftermath

A Call to Worship and Benediction for Indigenous Peoples Day (Written for use in Worship at Living Table United Church of Christ) Call to Worship One: The sun rises in the East, awakening the world with light. All: May God’s … Continue reading

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