Tag Archives: vocation

Transitional

I’ve been a full-time professor for over a dozen years now and a social worker for more than twice that long.  And yet, three months into being a transitional deacon, that title feels like a forever friend. I am transitional. … Continue reading

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What then should we do?

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C December 16, 2018 Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Readings Referenced: Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 For better or for worse, we need people in our lives who will … Continue reading

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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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Being Prepared

A homily for Advent 1, Year A prepared for Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Sunday November 27, 2016 Greetings on this first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year and the start of a season of … Continue reading

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Where the journey leads

A Reflection for Proper 18, Year C Luke 14:25-33 Now large crowds were traveling with Jesus; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, … Continue reading

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Novitiate

In the hazy stillness of afternoon sunlight, I cannot even observe what year it is. I have walked through double doors, cloistering myself away from the pace of life, the attachment of family, the security of that which I have … 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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Rebuilding

When I decided that Sundays in Lent were the only days I would write here on my personal blog, I thought I was giving myself a break.  I’m still writing every day, but during Lent this year, I’m writing daily on … Continue reading

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New Light

Here in Virginia, snow is a rare treat, or at least, a treat for me. I grew up in Western New York with snow as the standard issue landscape for at least five months of the year. Now that I … Continue reading

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Advent Word: Become

Whenever I hear someone ask a child, “what to do want to be when you grow up?” I cringe. It’s not that I have any aversion to exploring career options. It’s that the question presumes there is a singular answer…a … Continue reading

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