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A prayer in the face of disappointment

When disappointment comes, God,

and disappointment will,

may we find

strength to grieve,

patience to sit with the moment,

imagination to seek alternatives,

and courage, hope, faith, and love

to give them a try.

We pray in Jesus’ name.


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A prayer for this day, a prayer for every day

Creator God,

thank you for this day.

Help us trust that

you will give us

the grace and strength

and whatever we need

to face what this day brings

We pray in the name of

Creator Sets Free [Jesus].


inspired by “Gift from Creator Tells the Good Story 6:33-34” in the First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament


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20 August 2022

Walking. 5K with Eric and Lucy. Glasgow Park
Strength work Eric and Essie’s apartment.
On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
No Need for Words – Sean Jones
Home We’ll Go – Steve Aoki and Walk of the Earth
A Night in Tunisia – Miles Davis
Common Table – The Highwomen
Whistle the Wind – Flogging Molly
Take Me Home Country Roads – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Good People – Jack Johnson
A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement – John Coltrane
Sunshine Highway – Dropkick Murphys
Young Wolves – Fire Crow
Mumbles – Oscar Peterson Trio
Birthday Party – AJR
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

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Psalm 46 (Koenig revised version)

God is our refuge and strength,
Though the virus should mutate,
though events shake our hearts;
though would-be pundits rant and rage;
though the tumult make us tremble;
God is our refuge and strength.


God is our refuge and strength.
We don our masks.
We receive vaccines (if we are able).
We wash our hands (often).
We physically distance.
God is our refuge and strength.


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15 months

You could never have imagined these past fifteen months.
You could not have planned for them.
But you faced them.
You adapted,
you improvised,
you learned,
you wept,
you laughed,
you cursed,
you resisted,
you persisted.
You found strength and love
and grace and hope undreamed of.
You made it this far
and you, awesome you,
will keep on going.

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19 May 2021

Stretching. Strength. Gym in the Apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
All songs from The Malcom X Jazz Suite by Terence Blanchard unless noted otherwise.
The Opening
Melody for Laura
Theme for Elijah
Blues for Malcolm
The Nation
Malcolm’s Theme
Betty’s Theme
Malcolm Makes Hajj
Malcolm At Peace
Malcolm’s Theme
Someday We’ll All Be Free – Aretha Franklin

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9 April 2021

Strength. Stretching. Gym in the Apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Walking. Germantown.
This playlist celebrates the anniversary of Marian Anderson‘s performance on the Lincoln Memorial steps and the birthday of Paul Robeson.
By Marian Anderson:
My Lord, What a Morning
Stille Tränen, Op. 32, No. 10
By Paul Robeson:
Deep River
Go Down, Moses
On My Journey
Water Boy
The Minstrel Boy
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Loch Lomond
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Get on Board Little Children
Scandalize My Name
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Eriskay Love Lilt
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Mexican Lullaby
All Through the Night
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
The Four Rivers
John Browns Body
The House I Live In
Balm in Gilead

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8 April 2021

Walking. Germantown.
Strength. Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.
The March Ditch – The Sands Family
High Flyin Bird – Richie Havens
What They Do – The Roots
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Mi Gente – Héctor Lavoe
Time And A Word – Yes
How Do I Love Thee – Queen Latifah
My Country ’tis of Thy People You’re Dying – Buffy Sainte-Marie
American Pie – Shea Diamond
Joe Hill’s Ashes – Mark Levy
The Fall Of Troy- Tom Waits
Last To Die – Bruce Springsteen]
I Wanna Comfort You – Van Morrison
Whitey on the Moon – Gil Scott-Heron

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7 April 2021

Gym in the apartment. Strength. NK Body Philosophy. Stretching.
Walking. Apartment.
Mandela – Hugh Masekela
Thinkin’ Out Loud – The Band
Come On – Chuck Berry
Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
Mr. Pitiful – Otis Redding
Danse Caribe – BeauSoleil
Deja Vu – Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z
Till There Was You – The Music Man
Talk To Me – Stevie Nicks
Santiago – John McCutcheon
Julia – The Beatles
Lucky Dime – Calexico
The Long Black Veil – Mick Jagger & The Chieftains
I Stand Accused – Isaac Hayes
Long Hot Summer – Black 47
Triangle – Gordon Lightfoot
Oh, Sacred World – Studs Terkel
Prologue – Blackfire

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6 April 2021

Walking. Waterfront Park. Louisville.
Strength. Stretching. Gym in the apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Samson, oratorio, Act 3, HWV 57: Let the Bright Seraphim – Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, John Nelson, Anthony Newman, John Feeney, Daire Fitzgerald & Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Duet
Only Love Can Break Your Heart – The Corrs
Simple – India.Arie
Ka Pua U’i – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 – Simon Joly Chorale, David Wilson-Johnson, Robert Craft & Philharmonia Orchestra –
Val-Hala – Elton John-
Your Smiling Face – James Taylor
So You Want To Be (A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star) – Patti Smith Group
Ur-ban Music – Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
These Arms Of Mine – Otis Redding
The Pony Man – Gordon Lightfoot
Message Of Love – Mary Black
Sleep Tight In New York City/Her Dear Old Donegal – Black 47
Apologize – Ed Ames
The Bear Who Stole The Chinook – Jack Gladstone

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