blessing

A Blessing for Christmas Ornaments

September 7, 2023
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Holy OneOver these ornaments we invoke blessing The blessing of love and of memoryOf laughter and of lonelinessThe blessing of joyThe blessing of small hands with eager fingersWho crafted paper wondersand of skilled handsthat stitched and shaped reminders of their care. We invoke blessing,through these fragile, lovely thingsreminders of our fragile, lovely livesand of You…

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On the Edge of Thanksgiving

October 10, 2020
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As this day closes may you go gently quiet prayers in your pockets, perhaps overflowing. Small blessings, a touch, a voice a memory, beauty, scattered on the border of daylight and darkness. May they unfold in dreams fertile with Grace. And if despair has been caught in the creases of this day may it be honoured,…

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For those who fish ~ blessing, song, and ritual

August 7, 2020
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Blessings for those who fish at the opening of the season.

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Song of our Bodies; Site of our Blessing

August 30, 2018
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The one who rises gracefully before us, in this moment, is the Shulammite women. We might listen avidly or uneasily or both for we have heard of the lyrics of her song. A song of sexual desire, of longing and invitation and fulfilment, a song explicit in expression. Though we have heard this song often…

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Benediction on Christmas Eve

December 23, 2017
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May the wonder of this night hold a space in you each night and every day may you know your body blessed by the birth of God within it. May this wonder and this blessing rest in you so that you may be for others, blessing. May you know the love of God, who comes…

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Return: A Kind of Blessing

September 3, 2016
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For youturned again to what feels regular,routineor even pressed, See,just here –droplets of the momentswhen your heart took onthe rhythm of the tidesor trailed through long, hot grasseswith cicadas’ soundsor felt the city sun,or sand For youwhose eyes were pricked with gratitudewhen touseled children slept, close at hand,and evening cooledand you went lightly. For you who…

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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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Blessings in the world

June 22, 2015
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Always in life we are relinquishing something or someone, gracefully or with great struggle.  We relinquish childhood for adolescence, adolescence for adulthood and its various stages one for another.  We relinquish one state of health for another, one beloved home for the smaller one that meets our needs.  To be able to live well in…

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