Category Archives: work and life

Tidings of Comfort and Joy…

Sometimes, it only takes an instant for a small point of light to cut through the ordinariness of days and touch the depths of the soul.  A few weeks ago, I was gathering people for bible study while my friend … Continue reading

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Spirit is always moving…

Friends, I must tell you that this latest project of mine, Faith from the Margins to the Web, continues to delight and amaze me.  Today, on that blog I also curate, there is an interview posted in preparation for Advent … Continue reading

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The Face I See

A Sermon for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Year A  (Christ the King) Lectionary Readings Sometimes the Reign of Christ looks like a short, hunched-over women with wildly cut hair, sipping sweet tea with lemon, savoring the last bite of … Continue reading

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Faith from the Margins

Hello friends, If you are a follower of Small Points of Light, my personal blog, you know that my journey is continuing to evolve and expand as I continue my life as an academic social work professor as well as … Continue reading

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Being Called In

A reflection for Proper 18, Year A Prepared for Red Door healing service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA) Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault … Continue reading

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Cleanliness and Godliness

A Reflection for Proper 15, Year A. Homily prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church August 18, 2017 Matthew 15: 10-28 Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: it … Continue reading

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We must do better

I acknowledge up-front that I have the privilege of stepping into a bubble when I want to.  I’m a white woman, of the kind-and-round-faced variety who generally speaking doesn’t make waves when I walk into unfamiliar spaces.  I often remind … Continue reading

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Wondrous Love

What wondrous love is this, o my soul, o my soul… What wondrous love is this, o my soul What wondrous love is this, that caused the Lord of bliss to lay aside his crown for my soul, for my … Continue reading

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I Am Your Privacy

As someone who craves the luxury of time and space that can only be found in solitude, I find it incredibly exhausting when I’ve been “on” for long periods of time in my rather gregarious and relational life.  As I … Continue reading

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Feet on the Ground, Not Backing Down

Yesterday, I attended the Women’s March on Washington along with my daughter and marching beside one of the friends who has known me the longest on this earth.  Feminists, unite.  This is me, in the thick of it, wearing the … Continue reading

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