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To my Sisters

Tonight, I close up International Women’s Day thinking about my sisters of this world.  There are ways and issues around which we are so proximal, and other ways in which we are so very different from each other.  I love … Continue reading

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Freedom Accolades

It’s an overcast southern afternoon on this Independence Day holiday and I am feeling the deep freedom of an unstructured day.  Often, we are a family of nomadic wanderers on July 4th, packing up the car for a trip to … Continue reading

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Prayer of St. Hilda

It’s All Saints Day. This auspicious holy day at my church is marked by our annual “Saints Walk” where various parishioners dress and tell stories of the Holy Women and Holy Men who have lived, and worked, and worshipped in … Continue reading

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We Can Do It

On this gorgeous Autumn morning, I am sitting at a picnic table in a quiet grove of trees, catching my breath after a long week. The precocious tween that I gave birth to eleven years ago is down the hill … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Mom

The first time I realized that August 15 was the feast day of St. Mary (or as I like to say, “Jesus’ Mom”) I was sharing a hospital room adjacent to the NICU with another postpartum woman. She was praying … Continue reading

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Phenomenal Woman

In memory of Maya Angelou, who embodied this poem in life and offers inspiration even in her death. May light perpetual shine upon you, Phenomenal Woman. You have been the voice of justice, freedom, respect and dignity for more people … Continue reading

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Journeying 4: Maundy Thursday

In my journey leading up to today, I have been thinking and writing about Maundy Thursday, foot washing, and justice (you can read that post from my Cultivating Sacred Space series here). This morning, I pondered whose feet I would … Continue reading

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Strong Women and Little Children

I have been thinking a lot about my Gramma today. Viola Mae Hauber Hudson, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, matriarch, farmer. Gramma and I bonded from an early age over an identical left leg birth mark. One round, small spot on our … Continue reading

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Her Voice

It is International Women’s Day. I was grateful to begin this particular day on the Health Commissioner’s Infant Mortality Work Group. In this role, I am able to be a voice, an advocate, for efforts to improve infant mortality. This … Continue reading

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Ladies Aid

In my preschool years, I spent many days in the company of my Gramma. Memories of her farmhouse (particularly the kitchen) are fresh in my mind, and sometimes I walk into those memories just for a sense of familiar connection. … Continue reading

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