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Precious

A Reflection for Proper 19, Year C Luke 15:1-10 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ … Continue reading

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Unity in Community

If there is one theme that has marked these past several weeks of my life, it is community.  I’ve been driving around Virginia with my project team, spending face-to-face time with our community partners in research.  I’ve spoken at our … Continue reading

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Never Too Much Ice

Even as I begin typing tonight, my fingers still feel the lingering frostiness of ice.  It’s ironic, actually.  My heart is melting.  It’s been a deeply heartfelt and fully lived day, and I have felt the urge to write for … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Experience

I pulled up to my daughter’s elementary school one unforgettable Friday afternoon, two years ago. Like many parents, I was there waiting for her, earlier than usual, and all I wanted to do was put my arms around my child … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Encourage

Earlier this week, my friend Rose sent me an email, wondering if I still had a copy of a poem I had written for a remembrance ceremony about “gifts.” She knew I had written and that we had read it … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Show Up

There is one night in my life I remember vividly, when I allow myself to remember it. On this particular night in my late 20-something years, I had spoken a piece of advice to a client during a therapy session … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Remember

Today’s advent word could not be more fitting: “remember.” Today is World AIDS Day, and I cannot forget. For many years, I have honored this date as the day I would recount those I had loved and lost. For one … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Mom

The first time I realized that August 15 was the feast day of St. Mary (or as I like to say, “Jesus’ Mom”) I was sharing a hospital room adjacent to the NICU with another postpartum woman. She was praying … Continue reading

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Birthday Buddies

I have the auspicious honor of sharing my own birth date with two other family members…an uncle one generation older, and a cousin one generation younger. My Gramma proudly celebrated her son, granddaughter and great grandson each of us born … Continue reading

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Candle Light

Yesterday, on my way back home from our mother-daughter road trip, I asked my daughter if she wanted to stop at the Yankee Candle outlet that was en route. She shares my love of candles and we thought we might … Continue reading

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