Category Archives: lent blog 2013

Building fires

Several years before I had made any career decisions, I worked over my high school summers as a camp counselor. I first had the impressive title of “Junior Counselor” which paid nothing, and later “Senior Counselor” which paid just slightly … Continue reading

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Waking

Although the time in which I wake has varied greatly over the years, the process of waking has always been one that fascinates me. There have been times when an angry alarm clock jolted me awake, other times when my … Continue reading

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Prodigal Mother

I have been thinking today about a story that doesn’t really belong to me; it is the story of two people that I took in mostly by observation and just a touch of interaction. ┬áIt is their story, although I … Continue reading

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Ruth’s Birthday

When I was an undergrad, I took a course in Social Dynamics of Poverty. I still remember the lessons I this class, and my instructor Dr. Shirley Lord…both course and instructor left a lasting impression. If it were taught today, … Continue reading

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Visual Meditation

Today’s small point of light…

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Her Voice

It is International Women’s Day. I was grateful to begin this particular day on the Health Commissioner’s Infant Mortality Work Group. In this role, I am able to be a voice, an advocate, for efforts to improve infant mortality. This … Continue reading

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Night in the NICU

My daughter’s birth, as one might expect nine years after the fact, is wrapped in a blissful cloud of memory where I remember the arrival of her presence more so than the pain or endurance of the process. But there … Continue reading

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Sketching tulips

One perfect bunch of red tulips. Hmmmm…no…wait, maybe a bunch of yellow. I dug through my wallet to see how much spare cash was laying around in quarters, dimes, and dollars. Excellent…I had enough to buy one bunch of each. … Continue reading

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From unlikely places

I was a busy 18 year old college student, trying to balance the new onset of college level education with part-time employment. I had been a nursing assistant over the summer, and scheduled myself for part-time hours over winter break … Continue reading

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Angel or devil?

My 3:00 appointment had been referred from the Hospice team. Their patient, a woman in her 40’s with a spouse and two children, was dying at the close of a long battle with cancer. The team was actively working with … Continue reading

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