Offering

I don’t have the whole tree but I have a branch. I don’t have the whole song but I have a harmony. I don’t have the whole ocean but I have a stream. I don’t have the whole wardrobe but I have a coat. I don’t have the whole garden but I...

Palms

“I love you,” I shout, because I don’t know if I can be faithful. “Here’s my coat,” I offer, because I’m not certain that I would give my life. “Hosanna in the highest,” I sing, because I doubt there will be good...

Communion

Come, sister: sit with me to watch the wonder of God dazzling within us like sparklers against the night sky. Come, brother: tend the fire with me into the wee hours as we spin tales of God’s mystery and chide one another to courage. Come, friend: the wait will...

Yesterday Today Tomorrow

In prayer, we say the name that gives us hope: JESUS. In song, we raise the name that brings us peace: JESUS. With shouts, we cry the name that brings us healing: JESUS. You who are the same yesterday today and tomorrow stay with us and love us yesterday today and...

Signs

. Is it too much to ask for a sign? A gesture, a beacon, a mark to show us the way? Perhaps more to the point, O God: if we ask for and receive a sign, will we also be ready to recognize it? on Isaiah 7:10-14...

Advent: The Way

Taking a step toward You cautious faulty honest as I can be out of control (God help me) over how You might receive me yet even in my trepidation I am glad, so glad to be on this mountain climbing — one step another again — toward You. on Isaiah...

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