Category Archives: lent blog 2013

Confirmation

I sat in the front of my church, along with people I had come to know well and care for deeply. Bishop Gulick was presiding, and for this I was grateful because I had met him before when I sang … Continue reading

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Good Friday

It had been 40 days since my first ashes. Well, almost 40 days. It was Good Friday and I was home from college for a long Easter weekend. My clandestine basement foray into lenten ashes was still gnawing at my … Continue reading

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Strong Women and Little Children

I have been thinking a lot about my Gramma today. Viola Mae Hauber Hudson, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, matriarch, farmer. Gramma and I bonded from an early age over an identical left leg birth mark. One round, small spot on our … Continue reading

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Parting gifts

I have been reflecting on my spiritual journey as Holy Week begins. At times in my life it has been easier to consider what faith traditions I am NOT than to articulate what I am, what I do believe. That … Continue reading

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Peace. Bubbles. Light.

When I stood in my assigned space in the alto section of the choir loft, across from the organ, it was Michael’s tenor voice that I heard behind me. The choir at St. John’s-Grace was an eclectic combination of people: … Continue reading

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200 People

I have spent many years working both directly, and in advocacy roles, with families who have experienced a tragic loss related to SIDS or other sudden and unexpected infant death. These losses are sudden, devastating, and life altering for families. … Continue reading

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Broken Heart

A colleague of mine at our counseling agency had a brother who had become a Buddhist monk.  He was visiting with her, so she invited us for an evening of meditation and conversation at her home.  The group was eclectic, and the … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor

The nursing care facility I worked at had a contract with Hospice to wrap palliative care services around residents of the facility as an option for families, so that end of life care could be provided in the same place … Continue reading

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Holy Ground

I was 20 years old when I met Rev. Paul Henderson, then chaplain of Episcopal Church Home in Buffalo, NY. Father Paul, as the staff and residents called him, was a older and slight man with an incredible wit and … Continue reading

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Sleep of reason

I have spent the past two days at a Diversity of Thought colloquium we hosted for our doctoral students and faculty. My department prides itself on breadth of thought and multiple ways of knowing, and several years of planning went … Continue reading

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