Tag Archives: Naomi Shihab Nye

A Small Room With Room Enough for All (sermon)

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Hosted by Temple B’nai Shalom East Brunswick, New Jersey November 22, 2016 to see video click here GaHave any of you, say, in the past month been in an airport? Let’s see a raise of hands. How … Continue reading

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Blessing for a Pastoral Care Program

The blessing for this work is inspired by the poem, Kindness, by Naomi Shihab Nye: Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What … Continue reading

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The Shared World: Lessons In Joy and (Dis)Comfort (sermon)

First Parish Church of Groton Karen G. Johnston, Ministerial Intern (audio version can be found here) Let’s do a short visualization exercise. That means when I say a word, you bring to mind an image or a word or phrase, … Continue reading

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On Kindness After Tragedy: This Can Still Happen Anywhere

I know there is talk about how, after 9/11, there was a change in this country.  Or at least in NYC.  That people were nice to each other, looked after each other, cared for strangers, in ways that had not … Continue reading

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City Called Wait: Where Not Everything Is Lost

Not all that long ago, I flew to the West Coast to visit my mother.  Originally, the tickets I had bought were superb: one layover for less than an hour.  Just enough time so I didn’t have to worry about … Continue reading

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