a playground blessing

(This is a playground blessing I wrote and set to rhyme. I offered it at the opening of the rejuvenated playground on the grounds of the Jackson Community Church UCC, Jackson, NH) Children are our wisest guides Jesus tells us to be like them. They play on swings like this and slide so smooth, so […]

do you write in your bible?

I don’t write in my Bible anymore. I used to do it all the time. But I kept running out of room in the margins. There’s such a conversation going over time that even cryptic notes are too much for the slim margin space. Oh, and don’t start about the bigger spaces at the end […]

summer invitation

I’d stayed inside watching rain pelt roof, porch, and driveway; boisterous grand proclamation of instant baptism. As wet as any immersion ever could be, this sacred rite by cumulonimbus sprinkling. Off the edge of the porch the river is glass – fresh water floating atop briny base, still yet fluid image – reflecting this river’s […]