Category Archives: Worship and Spirituality

Go Forth in Joy

From time to time my interest in prayers and litany for worship has led me into song, at least the words if not some efforts at a melody. Scott Taylor, our Director of Music and Worship Arts at our church, … Continue reading

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The Heritage of Mata Ortiz

Las Cruces is in America’s Borderland with Mexico. We are staying in fact in Old Mesilla, where the Gadsden Purchase was signed that defined the geographical border between the two countries. But the cultural border is a matter of shading. … Continue reading

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O Sacred Head

  In the Organ Mountains             the head of a canyon             often weeps             among the desolated trees. It’s a sacred place             where the earth’s ribs             wounded by heat             and violent force             rise up             … Continue reading

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Transgender Conversations

I live in the state with the famous “bathroom law” (HB 2) that the North Carolina Legislature, dominated by Republican extremists, passed in a one-day special session last Spring. Because it required people to use public bathroom facilities according to … Continue reading

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