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a blessing for you who feel like the bad thing

Here’s a blessing for you who feel like the bad thing. You are everyone’s reminder of frailty, of life’s cruelty. Your chronic pain or depression or regular scans remind those around you that life isn’t as fair or easy as they had hoped. Blessed are you who try to hide your humanity. You who temper […]

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a blessing for you who lost too much too quickly

a blessing for you who lost too much too quickly. Blessed are you sitting among the shards of what could have been. It’s broken now, that dream you loved and it spilled out all over the ground. Blessed are you letting your eyes look and remember all the hope you once had. All the love, […]

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a blessing for the ones left behind

a blessing for the ones left behind oh God,we are elated to be gaining groundin so many ways.yet some are barely inching forward,or have fallen ruinously behind. God help us remember them.give us eyes to really see them. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. For if they fall,one will lift up his companion.But woe […]

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a blessing for mother’s day

O God of love, it is such a joy to bless our moms—those who have carried us in their bodies, and in their hearts, and in their minds, and all those who have mothered us in some form or fashion. We thank them and honor them all, those we can hug today, and those who […]

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a blessing for when you get your first vaccine

a blessing for when you get your first vaccine oh God, one tiny syringe holds so much hope and relief. God after such a long year, i am so blessed and grateful. show me what to do with all this joy God have mercyChrist have mercySpirit have mercy For You, O LORD, light my lamp; […]

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a blessing for givers who need to receive

a blessing for givers who need to receive oh God you see them,the ones who are overwhelmed–the caregivers and workers,Zoom warriors and parents–all those who are giverswhose greatest need nowis just to be able to receive. God come in Your powercome in Your tendernessto bring the helpand relief they need. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have […]

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a blessing when thoughts and prayers are not enough

a blessing when thoughts and prayers are not enough God, i am appalledat the violence and sufferingthat keeps happening. God, how do i wrapmy mind around this?what can be done? be angry and do not sinEph. 4:26 Literal Standard Version God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. The kind of fasting I want is this:Remove […]

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a blessing when it’s better but not over

a blessing when it’s better, but not over God, i am so readyfor this pandemic to be over,but it isn’t yet.this is a new hard place to be,so full of promise,but undefined risk. o God,give me patience.give me hope.did I mentiongive me patience? teach me to do your will,for you are my God;
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a lenten blessing for palm sunday

a lenten blessing for palm sunday o God, why do the days feel so shortand the minutes so long? oh God take hold of time,and order it once again. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. on this palm sunday,time is markedas one small donkeyplods toward jerusalem, and one with a face set like flintwalks […]

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