Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Brave and Startling Truth

“I wrote this piece for every human being on earth.” This is how Maya Angelou introduced her poem “A Brave and Startling Truth” written in commemoration of the UN’s 50th Anniversary, in 1995. In light of the recent attacks (ongoing violence), … Continue reading

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“You will not have my hatred”

There are many angry words and actions that have come out of the Paris Attacks, but this response is notable for its “tender aggression.”  Antoine Leiris is defiant, but not retaliatory; he does not repay hate with hatred. He says at … Continue reading

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This Well has not gone Dry

LIVE REALITY A teary eye, A teary I, Tells me this well has not gone dry. How do you see Or want to see Reality Inside your head Alive or dead? A fleeting moment Framed in me, Stiffened picture, Frozen … Continue reading

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Tears fell like Prayers

In the awful echo of Remembrance Day, there is much about which to be somber as we still try to uncoil ourselves from violence and her many tentacles of de-inspiration. I write this prayer based on a line in Craig Barnes’ … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Prayer

We arise today with the power of God to guide us, the might of God to uphold us, the wisdom of God to teach us, the eye of God to watch over us, to offer our prayers and petitions for those who … Continue reading

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Belonging

Almost a year ago I wrote about the “Abba Prayer“, and “the Abba Experience” as the late Brennan Manning would call it. He spoke about this regularly, and wrote to it most passionately in, “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart … Continue reading

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Autumn of our Soul

Those fortunate to live in a climate of changing seasons recognize the change with distinction. Each season anticipates its unique characteristics, and pre-anticipates the season after, and so on, and so on. Today’s offering come from an old friend who … Continue reading

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