This morning’s call to worship is 
the a capella of doves
accompanied by the chant of jays.
They have an affinity for
going on and on and on,
and insist I keep my seat.
This morning’s reading is
taken from the now testament –
aspen leaves trembling,
the rising and falling of beagle chest,
another coal train cutting daylight.
Thanks be to God.
This morning’s message is
exhortation: thou shalt not be mimsy.
In light of Sabbath’s wordless invitation
a miserable and flimsy
day would miss the mark,
what we used to call sin.
This morning’s communion is
coffee and blueberries
mugged and bowled on
a kitchen table that’s 
seen ten years now,
a rounded altar of time.
This morning’s benediction is
the rabbit’s rapid genuflect,
furred splendor across the grass.
Go in peace.
Watch for hawks.
Serve the Lord.

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  1. katie on July 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    how i so love God in the now, in the tabernacle of my kitchen, in the temple of my tiny sphere.

  2. Rich Murray on July 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Now I can go about my day. I feel so blessed. Thank you!

  3. Jamie the Very Worst Missionary on July 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm


  4. Winn Collier on July 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I like your church.

  5. Tim Bergren on July 3, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I’m with Winn, but it’s a luxury that won’t likely be mine until the church catches onto your vision…Here’s praying!

  6. Carolyn Mccready on July 4, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I am love, love, loving your writing! Want to talk about publishing?. 🙂 I work for a publisher and haven’t read anything that moved me this much in a long time. . .
    My email is: if you want to talk. I can’t find anywhere to email you privately or I would do that. Feel free to delete this after reading! 🙂
    Carolyn McCready

  7. Austin Grigg on July 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Beautifully incarnational. Thank you for writing and for sharing.

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