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The Longest Night

Advent reflection for the Longest Night service at Trinity Episcopal Church December 16, 2017 The Longest Night service at Trinity Church in Houston takes place on the Saturday evening closest to the winter solstice during Advent. We gather together in … Continue reading

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Las Vegas, Two Churches, and Our 25th Anniversary

This morning I woke up at 4:00 am. I was just going to the bathroom but my phone lay on my bedside table flashing away. I picked it up and read the screen’s alert about the shooting in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Tonight I knelt in a beautiful church, closed my eyes, and felt fingers brushing dry ashes on my forehead in the sign of a cross. These words were whispered to me: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall … Continue reading

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Inflection Point

  “The only truth I know is that light is everywhere.” A long long time ago in math class, I learned about inflection points. About the points where curves change direction, where shifts occur, where calculus reigns. Aside from the calculus that … Continue reading

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Beads, Safety Pins, and Candles

This past week.  On Monday, Leonard Cohen died.  Tuesday was Election Day. When we finally went to bed, I couldn’t sleep.  Wednesday I saw my spiritual director and spent time with my sister.  Thursday was my birthday. My husband and … Continue reading

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Annuciation

There is that moment Right before everything changes When I stop, breathe, yield Surrender to what I already know to be true.   That moment, wistful, anxious Maybe a little sad Maybe nostalgic Hangs in my knowing like an icicle … Continue reading

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Living Compass in Chicago

This past week I had a wonderful opportunity to spend a few days at the Nicholas Center at St. James Cathedral in Chicago and participate in training for congregational wellness advocacy via a program known as Living Compass. This program … Continue reading

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