on being human—Prayerful Tuesday

Matthew 25:36 “I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” One of the books I read while I was on my sabbatical was Fields of Blood, Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong.[1]  As always I…

The Infallible Sign …

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), French philosopher and Jesuit priest © 2013, photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved

Encircled in the Arms of Prayer – Prayerful Tuesday

We are coming to the end of Lent, a time of quiet reflection.  One aspect of reflection is prayer; prayer for ourselves, the world, those who are suffering, and those who cause suffering.  Today I am offering an ancient form of prayer for this week’s prayer practice called the “encircling prayer.” This particular prayer is…

a baptismal prayer…

wading in the water wading in the water children wading in the water god’s gonna trouble the water… now lord i don’t mean no disrespect but i’ve got troubles of my own so while these folks are singing i thought we might talk for a while now as you know i can’t swim and if…

Covenant – Prayerful Tuesday

Genesis 9:12-13 12God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.  The Hebrew Scripture…