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A Poem/Prayer for Summer

June 29th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Let Me Live Grace-Fully Thank you, Lord, for this season of sun and slow motion, of games and porch sitting, of picnics and light green fireflies on heavy purple evenings; and praise for slight breezes. It’s good, God, as the first long days of your creation. Let this season be for me a time of […]

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Restless Hearts and Summers End

August 21st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Sharp Prayers

Summer is drawing to a close. Today, I have been packing to leave my in-laws’ house in Duluth, Minnesota, for New York and what promises to be an exciting year at FAPC.  This morning I taped up a box of books (Duluth is study time for me) that I have to mail back to NYC.  […]

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#37 Blueberries

July 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

Last year, I read a book by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein entitled 36 ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.  It sounds like a philosophy text, but actually, it is a novel—the story of an atheist professor who grapples in a soulful way with the possibility (or not) of God’s existence. Religious geek that I am, I […]

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Summer Reading

June 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Faith and the City

June 18, 2010 One of my favorite things about the summer is reading.  Over the course of the year, a stack of books grows in my office.  I add to the pile when I get recommendations from you, or when I come across a good review in The Christian Century, or when an email from a […]

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