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The Patient Gardner

A Reflection for Proper 11, Year A Prepared for the Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Jesus put before the crowd another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed … Continue reading

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healing, before we ask

Meditation for Proper 16, Year C   Luke 13:10-17 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was … 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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Guiding Grace

I generally consider myself to be a relatively intact person of faith: in God, in people, in the slow-yet-progressing movement of humanity’s arc toward Justice.  This past week, I felt a lot of practical, daily acts of faith being put … Continue reading

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Rebuilding

When I decided that Sundays in Lent were the only days I would write here on my personal blog, I thought I was giving myself a break.  I’m still writing every day, but during Lent this year, I’m writing daily on … Continue reading

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Waiting with Mrs. Gibbs

This week, I am reflecting on the word, “wait” as a part of the online faith formation for St. Thomas. As I sit with this word, my mind drifts back to one particular time and place. I was a sophomore … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Relate

Tonight, I am wrapping up the final night of holiday visiting with my family. It’s been a relaxing time to reconnect with the people who formed me, sharing stories and memories along with meals, cookies, candy and cards. In the … Continue reading

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Advent Words: Heal and Thank

I sit tonight with two days of advent words on my mind and in my heart: “heal” and “thank.” I was in travel-mode yesterday, in route to visit family. So, I set aside my nightly writing to enjoy the family … 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: Abide

I started humming, Abide with Me as soon as I read that today’s advent word was “abide.” There are a few classic hymns that stick with me, and this is one of them. It seemed equally fitting that today, my … Continue reading

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