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Love in Common

  Remember, for all of us human beings who are not yet past loving (and I would wager that is almost all of us who drag breath into our lungs), the earth is wide enough that there is a place … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: let the artists win

I vote we let the artists win the ones covered in paint from their last attempt to smuggle across the beauty of a bowl of fruit the 14-year-old rapper learning to spit throwing life’s chaos on the rhythm wheel uncovering … Continue reading

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The Children Herald the Bombardiers

The children herald the bombardiers, as they march through the town, resplendent. The children offer the bombardiers their drawings, their scrap iron, and their kisses. The children step like bombardiers, near the recruiting station (for the children will be the … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Sermon – Park Lane Chapel, Bryn, 2015

They were not just soldiers. They were bricklayers and collier workers and parcel clerks. They were Sunday School teachers and part of the congregation at this chapel, who sat in these pews. They were sons and brothers and new husbands. … 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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Your Monday Blessing: The Bridge in Selma

The promised land was guarded By water cannons and dogs of war. The dreaming people linked arms And crossed the bridge. Every army Has carried the rightness of their cause, But where, throughout history’s endless mausoleums, Do we find this … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: The Pact

I’ll make a pact with you: Today we make the world more beautiful. Let us compose epics from the diner straws, And draw breath as our gang sign. The sky is full of pictures that can teach us Monday afternoon. … Continue reading

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