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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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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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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: Risk

I don’t think of myself as a risk taker, at least not in the traditional sense. Even as a child, my preferred playground equipment was a swing…without anyone pushing me. The most feared days of gym class were when the … Continue reading

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Advent 4: Love (nativity, revisited)

As we wind the last part of the advent journey, rounding the corner to Christmas, we come to focus on love. This is always the place where the nativity story…the way we traditionally tell it…gets on my nerves. I realize … 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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