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Do you see the world bathed in purple?

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Purple wild geraniums photo by Benjamin PrattI think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
Alice Walker,
 The Color Purple

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May 04, 2015

Do you speak Motherese? Could we learn Parentese?

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Author Ben Pratt writes about the sacred (new) language between parent and newborn.
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April 15, 2015

Frederick Buechner and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Ben Pratt shares a story of Buechner and Oz
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April 06, 2015

What stories make a difference? 'Bambi, a Life in the Forest'

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Ben Pratt reveals the piece of literature that inspired his recent prose poem, then issues a new challenge.
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March 23, 2015

What stories make a difference?'The Two of Us'

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Ben Pratt shares a prose poem he wrote recently and encourages readers to take a stab at what classic novel it is based on. If you get it right, you might win a signed copy of his latest book "Short Stuff From a Tall Guy."
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February 16, 2015

Establish the Work of Our Hands

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Benjamin Pratt shares a beautiful, touching poem about seeing his father in his own two hands. Be sure to look out for Ben's new book, Short Stuff from a Tall Guy, coming out Feb. 23, 2015!
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February 02, 2015

Touch Has a Memory

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Author Ben Pratt shares three short passages that make us think about the many ways "touch has a memory."
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January 05, 2015

Wake up! ‘How far the unknown transcends’

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Author Benjamin Pratt is back with a simple story of surgery, happiness and...an angel?
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December 16, 2014

I Will Light a Candle For You

The Rev. Benjamin Pratt (UMC)

Ben Pratt shares a new story about a special kind of gift.