God on this day of Epiphany, we invoke the spirit of our ancestors, Los Tres Reyes Magos, the wise men, the magi, the scholars, the astrologers Called by many names Remembered for many reasons ~ ashé Today God, as we face election battles, the rise of white supremacist groups, poverty, and hunger at an all-time… Read More
“I’m afraid of the dark” whispered a tender voice beside my groggy head. I followed the voice’s owner down the hall into the room dimly illumined by his nightlight and under his comic book-themed bedsheets. I snuggled him as he vibrated with anxious energy. It was all I could do as he struggled with his… Read More
We are most definitely awake,
but we are not wide-eyed wonder awake …
we are not child-like take-it-all-in awake …
we are not ready-for-what-is-coming awake.
No. …. Read More
shine your healing light
into the darkness.
Be a beacon, we pray,
for those whose wicks … Read More
Sower of Seeds,
come to us.
Are you sleeping?
Do you not see
what is being sown among us? Read More
Here we stand, Lord,
by the sheer fullness of your love …
by your light shining in the darkness …
by your Incarnate Word
living among us …
loving us …
beyond our capacity to comprehend.
God of Grace When we don’t know what to do… Have mercy on us God of Grace When we don’t know where to turn… Have mercy on us God of Grace When we don’t know who You are… Have mercy on us For there is yet work for us to do… …Light to be shared… Read More
I serve a tiny church. It was once a center of activity for a German immigrant community. Later, it was a neighborhood center. Now it is a small band of committed people. There is diversity in these people. We have people whose ancestors come from Africa, Europe, East Asia, and also the Caribbean and Central… Read More
Will you be marking the Presentation of Jesus on Thursday – or on Sunday? Or are you preparing to use the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sunday? Either way, themes of light are shining through.
The Fridays come and go, and each week there are things in the news which catch our attention. It seems that in our present time wherever we are in the world – bad stuff is happening. People are being taken too soon; for unjustified reasons; for extremist causes and for hasty decisions. Earlier this week… Read More