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Presence

Presence I get up each day and say, “This is a new day. I will live it well.” Then I do some things and let other things go. I gratefully embrace each new breath of existence and live humbly in the presence of Mystery. I know that what I am

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No Future

Dennis Alger, former pastor of Gresham United Church of Christ (formerly Zion UCC), read his poem “No Future“ as part of the final worship service of the church. The members voted to close the church after 109 years of faithful ministry. A celebration of their history, and an affirmation of their

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Idaho Light

Idaho Light The light plays in radiant glory on the hills of Idaho, Arising in effervescent multivalent polychrome, Off the Danskins, off Bennett; off Teapot and House. Did they see it as they walked the Trail? Those desperate land seekers, Those restless, latter day Children of Israel, Wandering through the

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Let Our Mourning

Let Our Mourning Let our mourning be universal. For the nine murdered in a Charleston church our sorrow and compassion for their lives and families not diminished but expanded as we mourn also those killed by cluster bombs, IEDs, and our own drone strikes; the drowned refugees fleeing poverty and

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