New Ways

Through the dry desert, a river. Through the yawning grief, perfume. Through the war-torn streets, laughter. Through the fallow season, a harvest. Through the dense fog, a sunbeam. Through the howls of night, peace. Through the vast wilderness, new ways. God have...

Dreaming

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. – Psalm 126:1 (NRSV)  Am I the only person who reads Scripture and begins to hum a Broadway tune? “We were like those who dream,” pens the psalmist, and I start singing: “I dreamed a...

Kicking the Can

The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah while he was still confined in the court of the guard: In this place that is waste, there shall once more be heard the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness. The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the...

Psalm 130

To you, O God, we hold out our hearts. Deal gently with them, we pray. Increase their love with your forgiveness; soften their bitterness with your peace. Until peace comes, we will wait and watch. To you, O God, we hold out our hungers. Have mercy on them, we pray....

O People, Hope!

O people, hope in the Holy One in whom there is steadfastness and with whom there is healing! Blessed be the One whose heart is attentive to pain with compassion and accountability. Blessed be the One from whom nothing is hidden, though we create our own shadows....

Covenants

Your promises I welcome, numerous and good, but the blamelessness I simply cannot manage. Perhaps, O Perfection, we can come to a different arrangement? I could give you my fear and awe — easily; my name and faith, too — several times over; but human...

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