Monthly Archives: December 2013

First Thoughts on the Lectionary: January 5, 2014

Jeremiah 31:7-14 31:7 For thus says the LORD: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, “Save, O LORD, your people, the remnant of Israel.” 31:8 See, I … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | 1 Comment

First Thoughts on the Lectionary, December 29

Matthew 2:13-23 2:13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Introducing a New Link-up and Hashtag: Spirit of the Poor (Guest Post by Esther Emery)

Esther Emery spent far too little time in Boston, but we did go to Nicaragua together and did exchange manuscripts I got to do some babysitting.  She is a wonderful writer because she has made incredible life choices, to give … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

The Christmas Pageant is so important for children

I was in charge of the Christmas pageant for six years at my church: for the two years I was director of the children’s choir, then the four years directing the adult choir.  It was always fun.  Sometimes there were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Everything you need is within fifty feet

I have a saying that whatever you need is probably within 50 feet of you.  In part this is because I have a basement full of stuff I have gotten off the street on trash day, or stuff I used … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Speech to Faith Leaders on Immigration

The last section of stories in my book are about my work as an Activist; the last story about immigration. My role on the steering committee of the Boston New Sanctuary Movement was to develop and promote educational material and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

We Are Rich Because They Are Poor

We Are Rich Because They Are Poor Is it really that simple? Is it like an equation? Does the money in my wallet have value only because there other people who have no money in their wallets? I first came … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment