Tag Archives: God

Welcome to this Humble Day

God, I welcome you into my humble day. Please make yourself at home. Sorry about the clutter – I forgot you were coming, and then a thousand projects of inclination left their mark. The problem with possession is that things … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Anxiety Dream

I dreamt I had to give a presentation to a huge number of people. I arrived extra early, just to make sure I had time to prepare. I was left to myself, no one disturbed me, and one thought came … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: three nature tanka

God’s eternal love lives in the heart of a mosquito, singing praises of communion. Those morning birds can’t shut up about how beautiful everything is, robbing me of my moment to myself. Flowers don’t know their own names. Sky keeps … Continue reading

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When the Equations Found God

Physicists were floored last week when, working through the mathematics of a few kinks in quantum irregularity, the equations, all of a sudden, proved the existence of God. God, it turned out, is five-foot-seven, and female, though he wears a … Continue reading

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Deal with God

Deal with God Sometimes I offer to make a deal with God. “I’ll tell you about my resistance to prayer,” I say, “If you’ll explain the Holocaust.” God declines to comment, and the lawyers make their prepared statements on his … Continue reading

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(Sermon) Walking to the Laundromat

This is a sermon I’ve delivered several times to various congregations – it’s a less literal, oral poem to help us reflect on our amazing, bewildering life in the modern age. The text in italics – sung in the oral … Continue reading

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On the Corner of New and Union

On the corner of New and Union, The crossing guard asks me where I’m headed. Now, I’m thirty-eight years old. I’ve been across the street and back again, If you know what I mean. I mumble my thanks, and wave … Continue reading

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Hurry

God wants you to hurry! Hurry! HURRY! Drop what you’re doing! The bell has rung, come running! This is too good to miss. Quit your dawdling, now now now! There’s no time to waste, put down everything, and if you … Continue reading

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God is It

A lot of people play hide-and-seek with God. I play tag. It’s not easy. God can cover a lot of ground, and chasing after Her will get you nowhere. So I wait, go about my business, build temples out of … Continue reading

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The hotelier

for Osage Forest of Peace God waited all day for you to arrive. He kept checking the light to make sure it was on. Now that you are here, he dances for joy. OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI

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