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Psalms of Lament and Hope – Prayerful Tuesday

Psalms of Lament and Hope – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, anger, Broken Heart, Change, Comfort, comforter, Compassion, conflict, courage, death, doubt, entering into suffering, faith, faithfulness, Fear, Friendship, Fundamentalism, generosity, gift, God, Grace, Grief, Guns, hate, Healing, Hebrew Scripture, Holy Mystery, Hope, hunger, in memory of, Intecessory Prayer, justice, kindness, Lament, memories, mercy, news, overwhelmed, peace, peace and justice, prayer, Psalm, sadness, Scripture, sorrow, spiritual growth, spiritual practice, terrorism, Uncategorized, violence
The only gift I have to offer this week is my sorrow for Paris, Beirut, Syria, Iraq, and all of us.  So I offer the Psalms I go to when I am in the midst of sorrow and pain.  May your hearts be comforted by the words of the psalmist and may your find solace knowing others cry with you. Psalm 36:1-4 (MSG) A David Psalm 1-4 The God-rebel tunes in to sedition— all ears, eager to sin. He has no regard for God, he stands insolent before him. He has smooth-talked himself into believing That his evil will never be noticed. Words gutter from his mouth, dishwater dirty. Can’t remember when he did anything decent. Every time he goes to bed, he fathers another evil plot. When he’s loose on the streets, nobody’s safe. He plays with fire and doesn’t care who gets burned. Psalm 42 (NRSV) 1As a deer l...
Fiorina, Fetuses, and Fraud

Fiorina, Fetuses, and Fraud

"Life" Issues, Abortion, birth, conservatism, Evangelicalism, Evidence, Fundamentalism, Healthcare, Religion, Spirituality, Women
It is doubtless understandable that, by the time Carly Fiorina jumped on the conservative / pro-life bandwagon vis a vis Planned Parenthood (PP) and the notorious clandestine videos, she found the conservative / evangelical-Christian right wing already on board. Even so, this is odd company for Fiorina to keep, most especially in light of the fact that, despite conservative evangelicals’ enthusiasm about policing the morals of others, the religious right’s continuing silence on the ethics of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in editing the videos is all the more puzzling. I mean all the videos – all of which I have watched, and all of whose transcripts I have read -- not just the one alluded to by Christianity Today. So far, I am aware of no religious right spokesperson or organization...