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Feeling Check

One of the joys of camp is the intentionality with which feelings are openly discussed.  Last night, I was humbled by being welcomed into the feeling check and cabin time of 10 and 11 years olds voicing their emerging questions … Continue reading

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Prayer of St. Hilda

It’s All Saints Day. This auspicious holy day at my church is marked by our annual “Saints Walk” where various parishioners dress and tell stories of the Holy Women and Holy Men who have lived, and worked, and worshipped in … Continue reading

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From a distance

I had been living in St. Louis for about a year when two hijacked planes collided into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. What I remember most about that time, emotionally, was the overwhelming feeling of being so … Continue reading

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Wrestling

Did you ever have one of those days where a word just keeps coming up? In every context today, I seem to hear the word “wrestling.” It started in church with the Old Testament lesson, Jacob wrestling in the desert … Continue reading

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In the Field

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi

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Late Night Neighbors

I was sitting quietly outside on this beautiful Spring evening. Now in my 40’s, living comfortably as a college professor, it seems odd to me when pieces of my life…times that even now seem distant…flit through my mind. It has … Continue reading

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Peace, part 1 (the image)

I have an image that has stayed with me over time, a simple but transformative moment of awareness. I have never tried to give it words, but it filled my mind tonight, so I will attempt to bring it to … Continue reading

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Advent 2: Peace

Today ushers in the second Sunday of Advent. The lectionary readings this week focus on peace, introducing some of my favorite Old Testament imagery from Isaiah: “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the … Continue reading

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Peace. Bubbles. Light.

When I stood in my assigned space in the alto section of the choir loft, across from the organ, it was Michael’s tenor voice that I heard behind me. The choir at St. John’s-Grace was an eclectic combination of people: … Continue reading

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