Tag Archives: vocation

Priesting in Pandemic

On this particular morning in the midst of our pandemic diaspora, I rose knowing to my core what day it was, a definite change of pace since generally speaking, my days seem to be blending into one another.  Wardrobe selection … Continue reading

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Called to Community

Homily for Epiphany 3, Year A (January 26, 2020) St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Texts I was at an academic conference last weekend and had the opportunity to hear a talk by Stacey Abrams focused on her deeply … Continue reading

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[re]opening my eyes

Friends and Readers, I will not lie.  This has been a year of beautiful moments and new paths unfolding (which I do tend to take time to write about, or work into my sermons at the very least) but it … Continue reading

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Neighborly Vocation

Homily for Proper 10, Year C St. Thomas Episcopal Church July 14, 2019 Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-9 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 The word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart Moses … Continue reading

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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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