Tag Archives: Serendipity

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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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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Charmed

You never know when a moment of serendipity will emerge; I suppose that is the point of these random acts of cosmic curiosity. Today, as we were driving home after my daughter’s guitar lesson through a crowded part of the … Continue reading

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Stay on the Path

Today was one of those beautiful summer days that follows a night of thunderstorms. I woke early for my morning walk, taking notice of the lush green cathedral of branches arching above me on the oldest block in my neighborhood … Continue reading

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First Lecture

As the ball dropped to welcome 1995, I made one firm resolution: Teach a class. I was working as a social worker at the time, and I had just been promoted to the Director of my tiny department. It was … Continue reading

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Unexpected

My life seems to be filled with unexpected moments these days. Consequently, I have had trouble keeping up my usual writing pattern. I have beaten up on myself a couple times for sitting down to write late at night when … Continue reading

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falling from the sky

Like many of us, there have been times in my life when I have looked up to the heavens, begging whatever divine force may be listening for a sign of what to do, or a portent of what is to … Continue reading

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Cultivating Sacred Space Week 5: Stillness

I know that some of you who read my blog are also following along with me through this Lenten journey of “Cultivating Sacred Space” that I am curating and leading with my faith community at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  The … Continue reading

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Seeing the Light 5: Serendipity

(in response to the writing prompt: a moment I saw clearly) Today, I saw clearly. I saw God, the omni-present and ever present. It wasn’t what you might expect. No burning bush. No blinding light. No trumpets sounding from above. … Continue reading

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Closet Excavation

Whoever coined the phrase “skeletons in the closet” probably had taken a peek into my downstairs coat closet and quickly shut the door before anything otherworldly escaped. From all I have read in the professional literature about hoarding, there seems … Continue reading

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