Each day brings with it life and death Each day new opportunities to be had joining with memories of past joy experienced and pain felt Each day hoped for but never guaranteed Each day wholly Yours Each day holy ours Thank You, God, for this day May we be fully present to it And freely… Read More
It’s the infamous LOVE text! Read it (maybe for the umpteenth time) here. It is not unfamiliar. This text is often used in wedding and union ceremonies; sometimes ordinations and installations, too. In the Working Preacher Commentary, you can find a historical and contextual glimpse into what might have prompted the Apostle Paul to write these… Read More
When I was a psychiatric chaplain one of my favorite groups to lead with patients was on assessing the shape we are in. I would put multiple colors of Model Magic on the table and ask people to choose a color based on their current feelings. Then I would ask them to create a shape… Read More
I didn’t start curating the Friday Festival until after the Quarantines began, so I don’t really know if people are writing more, but I do know they are writing a lot. A lot of the writing is about connections. The table in the photo is one of our connections with our community. It has become… Read More
Son of God, come quickly to the aid
of your people.
Come quickly to places of grief and despair.
Come quickly to places devoid of the usual
Come quickly to places of hopelessness …. Read More
People are writing a lot, I think. Some folks always write and others are renewing or beginning a practice in this time of distancing, of staying in and working at our computers. So I ask, what’s saving your life this week? For me, it may be my kids playing games (mostly monopoly) together. What’s saving… Read More
Cloudy, sunny Bright, gloomy Cold, warm Busy, light No matter the day we wake up to – it is the day that you have made, Creator God And for this will we rejoice! Amen. Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter, minister, spiritual entrepreneur, teacher, and life-long learner committed… Read More
God we come ready to listen waiting to hear Your still speaking voice Send Your Spirit to fall afresh on us To break open those closed places in our hearts And soften those hardened places in our souls And heal those troubled places in our minds So that we might hear You above the noise… Read More
God of grace Time moves so fast we can hardly recall what day it is Slow us down, please Draw us back to You To one another To creation So that in sincere gratitude and fullness of joy we might experience the life that You envision for each of us So that all may truly… Read More