Advent Lament

They laugh and mock us as we cry out to God for relief They rejoice with gladness as they spill our blood in the streets They smile as they cut programs that help the poor Their bellies are full as they hoard resources that should go to treating cancer, putting kids through college, and ensuring …

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Numb

  I am not interested in changing who I am to fit inside of a system that was not designed for me. I am not interested in altering my personality, my style, my clothes in order to be afforded the right to anxiously work and achieve…what? I am exactly not sure. Some measure of success …

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Forsaking Justice for Faith?

  There is a sentiment that I have been seeing circulate around the inter-webs that I want to respond to. It is not a new sentiment, in fact one that has been present for...well, the idea is so old I cannot quite trace its origins. The age of the idea, however, does not take away from …

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Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving for Women

To God Both our Father and our Mother Who created the heavens and the earth Who separated the waters from the land Who brought forth vegetables and fruit trees of every kind Who spoke light into existence Who created creatures of the land, earth, and sea Who formed both men and women in your very …

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Tired: The Cries of a Weary People

I can see it in your eyes The fear which clouds every thought I can hear it in your words The anxiety laced in everything you say Fear of life itself And all of those who walk about it Anxious over the notion that someone somewhere just might Take you out. It's scary, I know. …

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Choosing Life, One Generation at a Time

Today, I sit before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, so that you may live, you and your descendants. - Deuteronomy 30.14 The task that is laid before the people of every generation is whether or not they will follow after God. Will they build upon the good works and …

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Belonging and Survival

The human condition is predicated on the premise that we belong and are needed by others. In order to survive and live life well, we are dependent on the presence and generosity of those who surround us - not only for provision but for meaning, relationship, and warmth as well. Just think about it: in …

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