the balm of gilead

April has been a time of journey for me through this land of blogging. I am grateful to all who have accompanied me as I shared various prayers and poems created from the hearts and voices of many who perceive themselves as voiceless. I hope these writings have given sound to both the sadness and the […]

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For my child…

I believe today’s reflection speaks for itself… my darling daughter it is years since that bastard raped you. do you still feel the pain of betrayal and used-ness? how can you not? or am I not capable of moving beyond this indignity done to you, my flesh and blood my beautiful little girl. I know […]

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Restore to Wholeness…

The Parish at which I minister has a lively, tiny group composed of two women. Our mission is to raise awareness around the difficult topics of Domestic and Sexual Violence. We began this effort seven or eight years ago.  Throughout that time we have sponsored a Take Back the Night Event, various film/discussions, prayer services, […]

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Wednesday’s child is… late, but good

A day late, a dollar richer..is that how the saying goes? Halfway through a month of Sexual Violence Awareness, Today’s  [belated]  reflection stems from a discussion I had with someone I simply can’t recall, a long number of years ago. That is all I remember about the encounter except that it spurred my prayer to what […]

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it’s monday…

Guess what day it is??? Yes. It is Monday, back to work after well deserved time off. Back to the parish, to the needs, stories, delights, sadnesses that are part of living as the body of Christ in the everyday world. All is well for me, but somewhere tonight, a parent is crying out to […]

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Raw–ness…

Memory demands acknowledgement. We may plan and prod it into something quite remarkable– a celebration complete with the grandiosity of parties, finery, expense. Most often, I suspect, a memory is blinked into recollection, fleeting, yet tinged by sadness or delight. A scent color tune image invites it to take shape in front of us and […]

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a parent’s heart…

Sometimes all we can do in life is ask “why”– why pain and sorrow why disappointment and discouragement? The heart of a parent is broken in witnessing a child’s misery. It is broken and most likely, helpless. Today, I offer a prayer for those parents and families whose lives are rent by the pain of a […]

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easter thoughts…

Christianity lavishly celebrates Easter as the supreme Feast of Life. Many societies also hold Easter as a Feast of Life. After all, it is Spring! new clothes, special meals, families and friends together, bunnies, chicks, colored eggs all these things herald new Life. Seeking New Life is innate!! Throughout these first four weeks of this […]

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