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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +21)

INTO THE RIVER
(Joshua 3: 7-17)

Take the covenant with you into the river –
the boundary river, the risky river between
future and past, between fear and hope, 188 more words

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Faithful Friends

Today’s reading in the Lectionary is from Sirach, one of the books of the Apocrypha, and features wisdom on faithful friends. I especially love “let your advisors be one in a thousand.” I have been greatly blessed to have found a few of those, and they stick with you for a lifetime. 206 more words

ExPat Life

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +20)

SONNET OF THE STAR AND SHIP
(Matthew 22:34-46)

The soul stands on deck, rain-soaked in the storm,
wind-lashed, anxiously watching the dark sky. 100 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +19)

THE MOSES MOMENT
(Exodus 33: 12-23)

Blood-red sun
rises into
autumn ripened sky

splitting gray
morning open like
softened stone

and something
gentle is… 49 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +18)

R.S.V.P.
(Matthew 22: 1-14)

I thought I had it here a while ago,
the invitation to the wedding feast.
I’m busy, but I think I’d like to go. 148 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +17)

THE TEN WORDS
(Exodus 20: 1-21)

This is a moment of new creation:
blast of a trumpet and fire and smoke
and the people gathered at the foot of a mountain…
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Where is Susa?

We have had a choice of Old Testament readings this week in the Lectionary readings, either Esther or Judith, (Judith is in the Apocrypha). I like both stories :-)  Judith is a tale to curl your hair, a tale not for children, but an amazing story within that culture, and telling. 87 more words

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