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Advent Word: Expand

I have been holding a particular poem from St. John of the Cross in my mind today as I consider deeply what it means to expand into this advent season. Let me start by sharing his image-laden verse: If you … 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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Joy, part 1 (new mother)

I don’t talk about my research much on my blog because I am keenly aware of all the human subjects protections that surround what my research participants share with me in the confidence of our interviews. But, there are some … 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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