Saturday Prayer, September 4, 2021

Giving thanks for the Baja Fairy Duster God, I’m grateful the Baja Fairy Duster,”Calliandra californica, attractspollinators and hummingbirdsand its seeds like dry pea podsfeed chaparral and desert animals. I give thanks for its many gifts, andhow the beauty of another regionstartles me into experiencing my own,with apples red-ripeningand schoolchildren comparingWonder Woman to dinosaurs on masksin… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Naaman gets treatment for coronavirus

While the intervention of kings made a political football out of the army commander’s illness, the faithful Elisha kept his mind on his ministry, which was to demonstrate to the world that God’s power is present, God’s mercy is manifest, and that keeping to one’s house, advocating for frequent (hand) washing, donning the mask of humility, and protecting the integrity of one’s position as a prophet and a pastor are potent means to unleashing the change of circumstances for which we all thirst, and hunger, and pray. Read More