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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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You know us so well…

A Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B April 15, 2018 Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA In the Price family, Friday night is pizza night. I didn’t invent that tradition. In fact, it was my … 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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The Road Home

Homily prepared for Friday Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.  Third Sunday of Easter, Year A Luke 24:13-35 Now on that same day two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven … 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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Band-Aids

There were only a few people left lingering in the church that afternoon.  I had taken off my alb after preaching and was readying myself to head out with my daughter for some lunch.  I saw one of the few … Continue reading

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Being Prepared

A homily for Advent 1, Year A prepared for Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Sunday November 27, 2016 Greetings on this first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year and the start of a season of … Continue reading

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Making Room

A reflection for Proper 25, Year C Luke 18:9-14 Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee … Continue reading

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Sanctus

I have a few vivid memories of the sixth grade, most of which are unbidden and unwanted glimpses of pre-adolescence rocking the world as I knew it.  One unquestionable high point was the honor of being selected for All County … Continue reading

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Sundays

My daughter asked at dinner last night, “Does the week start on Sunday, or Monday?”  It was a loaded question, the way that questions from adolescents generally are.  She had her opinion and she wanted to float it to her … Continue reading

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