Category Archives: Poetry and verse

Who am I?

Homily prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A John 10:1-10 Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs … Continue reading

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Madonna

Madonna at the Food Pantry Christmas Eve, 2015 She caught me unaware when she turned around, Saw my face and exclaimed, “I know you!” She was indeed familiar, whether in body or spirit. Coffee in one hand, wrapping her sweater … Continue reading

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Novitiate

In the hazy stillness of afternoon sunlight, I cannot even observe what year it is. I have walked through double doors, cloistering myself away from the pace of life, the attachment of family, the security of that which I have … Continue reading

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Sotto Voce

One of life’s most important lessons is learning when to quiet your mind and when to raise your voice. But, there comes a time, like this one when you realize that the real lesson is when to quiet your own voice and raise … Continue reading

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Owl Thoughts

This sight greeted me today, in the quiet of a Sunday afternoon. I keep seeing the eyes of this beautiful, majestic bird. In my head, heart, and soul, I keep hearing the imagery of one of my favorite poems of … Continue reading

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Winter Sunset

The sun sank low as cold air filled the void left by its warming rays, swiftly departing. As quickly as it sank, Brush strokes of coral tinted the western canvas, exposing the stark outlines of skeletal trees. There, then gone … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts

The past few days have been both exhilarating and exhausting. I cannot fully recap in the brief words of a blog post what it means to bring a project like Turkeys of Thanks through to its conclusion, including the distribution … Continue reading

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Wise Moon

I wish I could remember the first time I saw the moon. I mean, the first time I really saw the moon. It would have been a moment like tonight, when my car turned the corner en route from pizza … Continue reading

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Compline Prayer

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. … Continue reading

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Message from the Midwives

Today, I was reading the Old Testament lesson from the lectionary, a familiar tale to many of baby Moses, hidden in his basket among the bullrushes. It seemed appropriate for a day with two baptisms, one sweet baby boy and … Continue reading

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