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Fires and Faith

Homily for Proper 17 Year A

Seeing God in the fires of this world, and having faith to step boldly into our call. Continue reading

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No Neutral (Thanks be to God)

“There comes a time when we have to recognize that we get caught up in structures of sin, like racism, that are larger than we are. There is no neutral. But we can choose the gift of grace that God has freely given us even as we sit in our awareness and our discomfort: Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Continue reading

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In the Desert

Homily for the First Sunday in Lent, Year B Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Lectionary Readings If you thought you just heard a familiar lesson, you are exactly right: today’s Gospel lesson begins where our past reading from the … Continue reading

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We must do better

I acknowledge up-front that I have the privilege of stepping into a bubble when I want to.  I’m a white woman, of the kind-and-round-faced variety who generally speaking doesn’t make waves when I walk into unfamiliar spaces.  I often remind … Continue reading

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Lent 2016: I will give up…

It was three years ago when I started blogging on Ash Wednesday.  As I’ve learned, no matter how much of a “planner” I am, my discipline for the Lenten season does not really emerge until I stand in that space … 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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Privilege and Egg Salad

Today, I am exceedingly privileged. I parked on campus, walked to my favorite vegetarian dive coffee shop and ordered my stand-by favorite lunch of egg salad on wheat with lettuce, tomato and sprouts accompanied by a side salad with orange-tahini … Continue reading

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Beads of Privilege

Tonight I am compelled to write simply because it was such an awesome, wonderful evening of class with my students.  Just to re-cap:  I am teaching undergraduate (BSW Junior) students this year after having spent the past 14 years immersed … 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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Dancing with Oppression

I have been immersed in oppression today. Oppression overflowed on my Facebook news feed, and filled the airwaves of NPR. I had a few brushes with people feeling oppressed before I could even get about the work of my day … Continue reading

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