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When Many Avenues Are Closed

Posted on October 1, 2020 at 3:10 PM

When Many Avenues Are Closed


 

When many avenues are closed,

for all the reasons that come up in life;

we find ourselves searching for a way forward.

We may get discouraged

and forget to listen for your voice.


Enter our weakness,

our lack of...

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Christmas 2018

Posted on December 26, 2018 at 2:05 AM

On the edge of a new year,

May Sacred Spirit surround us,

Uphold us in difficulty,

Bless us when we draw close to others and to ourselves,

And guide our hearts through the unknown.

plh

 

Thanksgiving 2017

Posted on November 24, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Eleven of us were together for Thanksgiving here in Pasadena, California. We were sharing stories, catching everyone up on each other’s lives. And before the meal we offered thanks. This thanks for love which binds us together extends to all our family and friends and those we don’t know. Thanks be to God.

 

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Dancing with Jerry Perenchio

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Dad may have been worried about me as a brand new student, fifteen, at University High School in West Los Angeles. Almost all my friends had gone to Hamilton but the dividing line was Westwood Blvd. and we were three blocks west of the line.

The first school dance of the year was coming up and I didn’t have a date. Dad decided to set me up with Jerry Perenchio who was a student at UCLA and was booking ban...

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Prayer for World AIDS Day 2016

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 12:05 PM


God of love,

 

We are remembering. Remembering those who have died of AIDS, people we loved.


 

Receiver of thanks,

We are grateful. Grateful that those of us living with AIDS have been given another year of life.


 

Source of hope,

On this World AIDS Day we are hopeful. Hopeful a new vaccine may work. Hopeful present mediciations will finally stop the spread of ...

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Praying in Darkness

Posted on November 15, 2016 at 11:45 AM


We are searching for a way forward,


Moving in darkness,


Holding onto our memory of the topography of hope:


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Prayer for World Aids Day 2015

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 1:40 PM


PRAYER FOR WORLD AIDS DAY

December 1, 2015


We come to you,

With all that is on our minds about the virus, our hopes for a cure, our fears and

worries for the future.

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Bowing before the Mystery

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM

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Come Holy Spirit

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 8:20 PM

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Learning About Bayard Rustin

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM

         “Bayard Rustin, what do you know about him, Cecil?” I said to my husband. “He was active in the Civil Rights Movement.  That’s about all I know.”  We were on our way to a 2 p.m. showing of the documentary, “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” at Pasadena’s Allendale Branch Library, part of a 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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