Tag Archives: religion

Faith from the Margins

Hello friends, If you are a follower of Small Points of Light, my personal blog, you know that my journey is continuing to evolve and expand as I continue my life as an academic social work professor as well as … Continue reading

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Jonathan Myrick Daniels

August 14th is the feast day of Jonathan Myrick Daniels.  This day is especially poignant this year for me, as a seminarian caught in the midst of the resurgence of civil rights advocacy required to confront the evils of racism … Continue reading

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Made Well

A Reflection for Proper 23, Year C Luke 17:11-19 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, … Continue reading

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Sundays

My daughter asked at dinner last night, “Does the week start on Sunday, or Monday?”  It was a loaded question, the way that questions from adolescents generally are.  She had her opinion and she wanted to float it to her … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Expand

I have been holding a particular poem from St. John of the Cross in my mind today as I consider deeply what it means to expand into this advent season. Let me start by sharing his image-laden verse: If you … Continue reading

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Aunt Edna

On Sunday mornings growing up, my parents would load me in the car, and drive out of their way to pick up my Great Aunt Edna on the way to church. Aunt Edna lived in a run-down, grey shingled house … Continue reading

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Book review: Pastrix

I haven’t reviewed any books here before, but there’s a first time for everything. If you’ve read this blog, you know that I find the presence of the divine in all the small, ordinary moments of daily life: the small … Continue reading

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Spiritual and Religious

It was a thunderstorm induced plane delay in Wisconsin that set the wheels in motion. My colleague texted me Friday, worried that her forced rebooking would interfere with my plans to pick her up at the airport to drive together … Continue reading

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Parting gifts

I have been reflecting on my spiritual journey as Holy Week begins. At times in my life it has been easier to consider what faith traditions I am NOT than to articulate what I am, what I do believe. That … Continue reading

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learning to transpose

From the time of my birth until my seventh grade year, my family attended a Pentecostal church. For those of you who may read this and are unfamiliar with the expression and service structure in charismatic Christian congregations, we had … Continue reading

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