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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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Wondrous Love

What wondrous love is this, o my soul, o my soul… What wondrous love is this, o my soul What wondrous love is this, that caused the Lord of bliss to lay aside his crown for my soul, for my … Continue reading

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Proximity to Nature

Today, on the pier, I made friends with some fish. They felt my presence, the pier buoyant with each step, I worried I would let them down because I had no bread to toss, But for some reason, they stayed. … Continue reading

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Proximal Artistry

Today was a well-deserved day away from work and school.  My daughter and I are both on Spring Break this week, something that doesn’t always coincide on our academic schedules.  But, this year our days off overlap, so we have … Continue reading

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Tasting Proximity

I just came back from grocery shopping, my usual Saturday morning routine.  This was my first shopping expedition during Lent, and I note that having an intention of “proximity” combined with some Orthodox vegetarian eating habits is proving a bit … Continue reading

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Proximity of Place

I’ve come to realize that some places are deeply imprinted on my soul.  Like a bird drawn to patterns of seasonal migration, there is a sort of homing beacon that prompts me to go, just go to particular places at … Continue reading

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I breathe

I breathe today. I wondered this morning what I would say to my daughter when she woke up, she who was jumping with joy to stand my my side voting for the first female U.S. President.  She dressed as a … Continue reading

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Crossing the Chasm

A reflection for Proper 21, year C Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely

A Reflection for Proper 20, Year C Luke 16:1-13 Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him … Continue reading

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Precious

A Reflection for Proper 19, Year C Luke 15:1-10 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ … Continue reading

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