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Many varieties of lichen blooming on a tombstone, Loch Lomond, Scotland

This is your resurrection promise, Holy Friend.
From death, life will grow.
Remind us that that new life does not always
Look like what we had
planned or
hoped or
imagined.
Help us to see the new life
You spread extravagantly,
abundantly,
beautifully,
even the most
unlikely
places.

Amen.

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Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver United Church of Christ in Vancouver, Washington.  She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath. She blogs at There Is a River.


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