Monday spiritual Rumination: But she’s a smart girl…

I wrote this piece 15 years or so ago for some type of writing contest. While I did not win, I chose to keep the piece. I take it out every now and then, adjust the dates and do a little editing. The reason I hang on is that the story documents a near miss. I’d […]

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Your Arms of Strength and Love

As we end this month of Sexual Abuse Awareness, I offer one final prayer/poem. “Your Arms of Strength and Love” was birthed in a very vivid dream–one in which I feel quite certain that I encountered God. It flows from a time of emotional abuse at the hands of an employer. Fifteen years out from […]

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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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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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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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cross-ing thresholds….

It is Good Friday. For Christians everywhere, this day is a sacred remembrance, a confrontation with darkness, hate, and all that we name as sin. It is the story of one who stood his ground in spite of all the worst we could throw at him. This day is our story as well– ours of slipping […]

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