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About kathrynrickert

Possibly from watching the movie Bambie at the age of 6, I have had a life-long awareness that saying ONLY nice things, does not make the world just or kind. Thus, my 2009 doctoral dissertation..."Talking Back to God" , is one of the main aspects of the work I do. Always interdisciplinary, seeking connections across borders that are usually marked with DO NOT ENTER, I seek to pay attention, pray, think, create,and imagine using biblical laments, Christian worship texts, and the ordinary stuff of everyday life.

Post No. 5 Felcitas and Chief Washakie

  (This post is out of order in terms of the calendar; it’s been soaking within for days.)  This kind of experience is why travel offers us something one cannot otherwise obtain. Yes, there were more than a few dollars … Continue reading

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May Nothing Undo Us..

I do not know how to go out or come in.  … Give your servant therefore an understanding mind …able to discern between good and evil;   1 Kings 3:7a, 9 For I am convinced that….Nothing in all creation, will be … Continue reading

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A Meditation for Holy Saturday 2017

On the Other Side of Words:  A Mediation on Holy Saturday 2017 Holy Saturday, the day between the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus, in which hope and God appear to be dead and gone. This day is only rarely … Continue reading

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All of Us, all the families of the Earth!

..and in you all of the families of the earth shall be blessed. Gen. 12:3 God loves the world so much that the Holy One, continues to give us the gift of Jesus,  whose life and death together, the ministry and … Continue reading

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NOW WHAT? Still seeking meaningful responses to the election

  It has been more than two months since Nov. 8th. I continue thinking (in vain) that with the passage of time, and hopefully with the development of additional understanding based upon actual events, some of the extreme distress that … Continue reading

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What do we do with our anger and rage in lament?

If the emotion in the pit of your stomach after watching another killing of an African American man, a suicide bombing, a car-crash, stabbing, or a sniper killing is anger and rage, then it is anger and rage. Continue reading

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The Ruddy Duck and the New Instagram Logo??

  [Perrygin Lake State Park, May 20 – 22, 2016 near Winthrop WA] Ruddy Duck It is a struggle for me to figure out how it is that the Ruddy Duck and the new “Instagram Logo” exist in the same … Continue reading

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