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A Memorial Day Prayer

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Oh False God That We Call America Unhallowed Is Your Name You Help Us Kill And Assert Our Will On Earth As We Think It Is In Heaven Oh One True God, Save Us From This Bullshit We Are In Dire Distress Give Us This Day Our Daily Brains Forgive Us For Killing Our Enemies […]

The United States Flag at the Front of the Church is Blasphemous

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  A United States soldier processed the flag of the United States of America in to our sanctuary as we stood at attention singing “God Bless America.”  The veterans in our midst were honored as we sang the “Star Spangled Banner.”  The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” proceeded the pastor’s fiery sermon on the coming […]

The Slap

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Sitting on a park bench… I saw a woman slap her child tonight. The offense was hitting another child. I watched the little girl take it. What else was she supposed to do? Before I could react… They were gone. Peace seems impossible. You can’t teach a child not to hit by hitting.

The Dream: A Vision of Our Reality

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  Last night, I had a vivid dream.   The pain of the dream is still with me this morning.   I was in a waiting room. There were all sorts of people everywhere. We were told to be quiet. We were told to not cause any commotion. We were told to wait our turn. […]

From the Party

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  As you eat the cupcakes…   We were shocked We didn’t know what to do We only knew that we loved you Your mother pushed I tried I was best at staying by her side Time flew The day arrived We didn’t know what was in store We’d had a few false starts before […]

no surrender : an ode to Emily

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  we never planned we just did no looking back the test said yes what a mess there’s two what do we do no retreat life changed more to explain slowly we grew all i needed was you no hesitation one more child nothing the same three children to maintain then more news another two […]

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