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Five Golden Words…

A homily for the First Sunday after Christmas, Year B Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church December 31, 2017 At around 11 a.m. on December 25th, I glanced at my phone and saw a few friends posting their Christmas morning … 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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Pondering…

A reflection for Holy Name, Year A prepared for Red Door Healing Service at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Friday, December 30, 2016 Luke 2:15-21 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to … Continue reading

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The Word Became

A homily for Christmas, prepared for the Friday Red Door Healing Service at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Friday, December 23rd, 2016 John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word … 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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Silent Night

I have welcomed Christmas Eve by singing with full voice and full heart for as long as I can remember. In recent years, I have been part of a choir and/or singing at church service, and even in the interim … Continue reading

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Hope, part 3 (the gift)

All I wanted for Christmas that year was a Rubik’s cube. Now, that sounds like a ridiculously cheap and easy holiday gift, compared with iPads and Xboxes dominating lists today. But, in 1981, it really was all I wanted. Purchasing … Continue reading

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