Category Archives: work and life

Holy Words and Holy Work

Homily for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Readings: Genesis 45:3-11, 15 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50 Luke 6:27-38 Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42 It took me a full year to realize that the … Continue reading

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Transitional

I’ve been a full-time professor for over a dozen years now and a social worker for more than twice that long.  And yet, three months into being a transitional deacon, that title feels like a forever friend. I am transitional. … Continue reading

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Crossing Social Margins

Although this blog has been the central place for me to write (especially during Lent) for the past several years, I know that this year I have focused my efforts on getting another blog project, Faith from the Margins to … Continue reading

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Seeing through new eyes…

via Healing Welcome I had an opportunity to participate in an interview for my own project, Faith from the Margins to the Web.  It always amazes me how these things work: something will happen (in this case, someone canceling with … Continue reading

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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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