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Turkeys of Thanks

An update on the “Turkeys of Thanks” campaign that I began Talking Turkey back in September. I stood in front of my congregation today, six weeks after we began, feeling my eyes moisten with tears as I announced that we … Continue reading

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Turkeys of Thanks

There is no doubt in my mind that for me, Thanksgiving is a metaphor for abundance.  I have vivid memories of my whole extended family stretched out across four rooms of my Gramma’s farm house, sharing that annual meal together. … Continue reading

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Cup of Salvation

I am in the midst of gathering stories, quotes, and photographs from my friends in the congregation at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in order to compile a summertime, “God at St. Thomas” virtual calendar. One of my friends said, “you … Continue reading

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Life and Loss

My heart has been heavy this week. A friend and colleague of mine suffered a tragedy many of us would find unimaginable, the sudden death of her 20 year old son during a routine, fun-filled Fourth of July weekend at … Continue reading

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Being With

I started musing on the theme of “being with” on small points of light a few days ago, as I reflected on my recent time at the Wild Goose Festival. My thoughts were jarred listening to Sara Miles give a … Continue reading

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Blessing 3: Community

In my faith community, we are reading Diana Butler Bass’ Christianity After Religion for discussion during Lent. Tonight, my small group started discussing “belief in community” as one of the important characteristics of our religious expression. In other words, belief … Continue reading

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Fish and Frogs

I write this blog post from San Antonio, where I am attending a Social Work Research conference. This conference is always a reunion for me, a time when my own cohort from my doctoral program shares our stories, and catches … Continue reading

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Peace, part 3 (co-creation)

Today’s piece of art on the online advent calendar for my faith community is a co-created work that began in my solitude and was completed in community with the members of St. Thomas who gathered that day as I told … Continue reading

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Virtual Advent Calendar

Welcome to Advent..a season to reflect, to prepare to welcome, and to make room for the divine inspiration that is already incarnate and waiting to emerge in each one of us. Thanks to the many artistic and creative members of … Continue reading

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Blessing the Animals

Occasionally, a small point of light makes its way into our lives through all creatures great and small. Tonight, my faith community filled with exactly that…from Greyhounds to hedgehogs and all sizes in between. The hedgehog is our family pet. … Continue reading

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