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In the Crowd

March 19, 2016
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  I have to say Palm Sunday sometimes makes me angry. Even though, or perhaps because, I am in that crowd, cheering with the rest of them for the safest bet, the quickest fix, the most obvious answer. In my heart I know with certainty that life requires of me a deeper attention.

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Prayer for the Road

March 5, 2016
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God of setting out and arrival and the road between, we lay down, with reverent attention those things that we have taken up to protect us – from You and from one another.

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Transfiguration

February 6, 2016
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Holy One, We have come carrying our days, like torches or tea lights, touching darkness. Who knows by the thing that is lifted, the question the song, the touch, the story of light strange and holy as sunrise ~ Who knows what belovedness will become transparent to us, in us. We have come carrying our…

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Epiphany Invocation

January 19, 2016
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  Epiphany Invocation O shimmering O dayspring O light on the snow O sweep of stars O brightness of tears O  word of fire O shining hope O gentle comfort O radiance of the ordinary moment O God O sun on the field of my heart Draw near

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Hearts Like Cups

January 3, 2016
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Arise, lift up your hearts and shine, For God’s brightness is covering us. God, holding out to us gifts, gifts of the star-child: courage for love and for wonder hope in those places we cannot see, the Holy Presence in suffering and joy. God’s brightness is covering us. We hold out our hearts like cups…

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Starlight and Slippers

January 3, 2016
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  Matthew 2:1-12 There was an Epiphany that found me travelling home from a small town the other side of Toronto.  I carried, along with all my bags and books, the story of the magi that we heard today. Drawn by the motion of travel into an interior world, in my imagination the magi journeyed again; their…

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The Moment Just Before

December 23, 2015
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      This is the time of the liturgical colour blue, the colour of the night sky.. But it is almost the colour of pure celebration. You can see it, white and gold, approaching through the spare and longing branches.All during the last four Advent weeks, those who approach Christmas as a holy opening…

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A Patch of Sun

November 20, 2015
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All week I’ve been writing, trying to capture the integration of my thoughts and my practice of the intersection of vulnerability and leadership. And now I  want only to stand in that gently shining place we see among the trees. The place that seems as though it might be the milieu of wholeness; surely if…

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Hallows Eve

October 31, 2015
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Coming to this all hallows evening we hear the call to pay attention to the permeable fabric of time. It is a potent time in which those others who have lived before and will live after crowd with us onto the stage of our life. It is good to pay attention. We are put in…

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The Gift of a Question

October 3, 2015
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A wise woman gave me a question. “What would it look like in this moment to take one small step in the direction of Love?” It wasn’t an asked question. It was truly given. I carry it with me in the place that is the last to close up in fear or anger, in fatigue…

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Forever

September 27, 2015
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Nothing of wood or even stone is forever But the heart that beat in it; the soft intercessions The fervent witness The hope Is not lost It is in You, Holy One.  It is in You  

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For Beginning

September 3, 2015
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Holy One, may we come to this hour as though we lay on our backs with the night sky above us with the orange moon tying us to the originating moment and all who are between. may we come to this hour as though astonished by the delight of the morning sun when we thought…

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