Category Archives: Poetry and verse

Compline Prayer

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. … Continue reading

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Message from the Midwives

Today, I was reading the Old Testament lesson from the lectionary, a familiar tale to many of baby Moses, hidden in his basket among the bullrushes. It seemed appropriate for a day with two baptisms, one sweet baby boy and … Continue reading

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Feast of Mary Magdalene

    Andrea del Sarto, Pieta with Saints  (1523) Feast Day: Saint Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene has always held a special place of honor in my expressions of faith.  She is, quintessentially, the misunderstood woman.  Her strength and her stories … Continue reading

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Earth Speaks

I was able to engage in a bit of creative writing at Wild Goose. This was a 10 minute free-write using the biblical creation narrative, from the perspective of any person or thing connected with it. I chose “earth.” The … Continue reading

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Our Tribe

As one might suspect…no WiFi at Wild Goose. So, tonight I play “catch up” with my written reflections, now that I have returned to civilization. Friday, June 27 Our mini-van of carpooling children and adults pulled into Wild Goose with … Continue reading

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After Rain

I glanced at the weather this morning and saw rain in the forecast, but it wasn’t until I was in the middle of the wholesale club store with my cart full of needed supplies for a post-funeral reception at church … Continue reading

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Forty Four

On this day, as the calendar of my life flips another year, I realize once again how things have changed, how much I have learned, and how grateful I am for what this year has offered me on my journey. … Continue reading

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Sometimes

Sometimes I find myself in a group of strangers and I realize I am looking for myself. Usually, we are gathered in a place together for some reason– common interest, perhaps. A compelling topic, a common cause, or at least, … Continue reading

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