Tag Archives: Jan Richardson

Blessing of Palms

This blessing can be heard coming from a long way off. This blessing is making its steady way up the road toward you. This blessing blooms in the throats of women, springs from the hearts of men, tumbles out of … Continue reading

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See, I Am Doing A New Thing…

Blessing the Seed I should tell you at the outset: this blessing will require you to do some work. First you must simply let this blessing fall from your hand, as if it were a small thing you could easily … Continue reading

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Blessing The Body

This blessing takes one look at you and all it can say is holy. Holy hands. Holy face. Holy feet. Holy everything in between. Holy even in pain. Holy even when weary. In brokenness, holy. In shame, holy still. Holy … Continue reading

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Blessing The Dust

All those days you felt like dust, like dirt, as if all you had to do was turn your face toward the wind and be scattered to the four corners or swept away by the smallest breath as insubstantial— did … Continue reading

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For Those Who Have Far To Travel

If you could see the journey whole, you might never undertake it, might never dare the first step that propels you from the place you have known toward the place you know not. Call it one of the mercies of … Continue reading

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Blessing When the World is Ending

Look, the world is always ending somewhere. Somewhere the sun has come crashing down. Somewhere it has gone completely dark. Somewhere it has ended with the gun, the knife, the fist. Somewhere it has ended with the slammed door, the … Continue reading

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Blessing

Now more than ever let us be the ones who will not turn away. Let us be the ones who will go farther into the wreck and deeper into the rubble. Let us be the ones who will enter into … Continue reading

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