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Who am I?

Homily prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A John 10:1-10 Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs … Continue reading

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Grace Shows Up

It was supposed to be a very quick trip to the grocery store; a mission of mercy for ranch dressing that we’d neglected to pick up for Red Door lunch.  My goal was to get in, out, and back in … 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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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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Restorative Justice

A few weeks ago, one of my BSW students sent me an email.  She was doing a summer internship with the First Lady’s office and on the side, doing some volunteer work with the office for restorative justice.  Virginia has … 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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New Light

Here in Virginia, snow is a rare treat, or at least, a treat for me. I grew up in Western New York with snow as the standard issue landscape for at least five months of the year. Now that I … Continue reading

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Mega Savings

I come from a long line of frugal people. Growing up, the grocery story circulars would come around mid-week, and we’d begin making a list by store chain of items listed for sale.  We often re-purposed an old envelope, so that … Continue reading

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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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In Your Eyes

At dinner a few nights ago, my daughter asked, “what is the most important thing to remember in a social situation when you get nervous?” I answered, without hesitation: “Look people in the eyes.” It seems like simple advice, I … Continue reading

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