Category Archives: work and life

Priesting in Pandemic

Musings on being a being a professor–and priest–during a pandemic. Continue reading

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At Night

Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Lent St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings: Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Sometimes, things need to happen at night.   Take, for example, the date that the Bishop proposed for my … Continue reading

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[re]opening my eyes

Friends and Readers, I will not lie.  This has been a year of beautiful moments and new paths unfolding (which I do tend to take time to write about, or work into my sermons at the very least) but it … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Eve of Christ the King

I awoke with a chant running through my mind on this chilly autumn morning, the Saturday before Christ the King.  Prayer is embodied for me, so rehearsing the cadence of the liturgy plants those words in my soul so they … Continue reading

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Commemoration

Homily for the Feast of All Saints, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA November 3, 2019 Enlighten the eyes of our hearts, Lord, that we may know the hope to which we are called and may share in … Continue reading

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Constellation of Faith

Sermon for Proper 14, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings (Track 2) One of the great joys of summer nights is finding a clear, starry night to look up toward the skies. I still love a … Continue reading

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Ordination

For over five years now, I’ve been posting on small points of light about the ordinary and extraordinary moments of divine presence on this journey of life.  I didn’t realize when I began that this blog would be a catalyst … Continue reading

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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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