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Ramsha Ashraf: We were the daughters

we were the daughters
of the witches
who could set fire to skeletons

June 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Our Father who art in flowers

Our Father who art in me
You are the One I love
The One who hurt me
The One who seeks the truth

June 16, 2019 · 5 Comments

Charles Davidson: Let all the Good Samaritans of the Earth Come Forth

Let all the Good Samaritans of the earth come forth in such numbers as to overwhelm the wickedness of the Trump administration with a love of God and neighbor so great that all manner of goodness shall prevail.

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Daniel Burston: Prayer for a Dying Planet

 Honestly, sometimes, I envy the dead, Those dearly departed, whose exits, however peaceful or wrenching,  Were always underwritten by the knowledge that  Life endures, and that Hope of Eternal Life  . … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Huddle: Even Then I knew

for Lisa Fay Coutley Our mother was often desperate because of my brothers and me—once she threw the dish drainer at Charles, slapped the back of Bill’s head so that … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

Elizabeth Gargano: Why I Chose to Be My Mother’s Caretaker

Living on Human Time When I tell friends and acquaintances that my eighty-nine-year-old mother will be moving in with my husband and me, I get two kinds of stares. One … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman: Guided Imagery — With Respect for the Sea’s Language

Yesterday someone said “See grief through God’s eyes” and when I try to do that I rescue the memory of  blue mist an image that draws from shadows:   I … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Andrea Hollander: Room to Room

And then I began to muse, the way all of us do who have been let down, betrayed, left to wander room to room, taking a stack of dishtowels from … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Andrea Hollander: The Before and the After

At the airport terminal the coarse sound of wheeled suitcases, a toddler giggling, running a few feet beyond his father.   A brown-haired woman at the kiosk that sells last-minute … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · 3 Comments

Jane Goodall: A Prayer for Peace

We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which we live and move and have our being. We pray that we may at all times keep our minds open to … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Women Wage Peace — “Prayer of the Mothers”

. First Published on Nov 15, 2016. Yael Deckelbaum, Lubna Salame, Daniel Rubin, Miriam Tukan, Rana choir, the Hebrews of Dimona and singers from all sectors and religions of Israeli society. … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

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