Monthly Archives: April 2015


Love came upon me like a wound, got under my skin and stretched me out until something must give; drew me in, knit together ragged. Long acquaintance dulls sensation, the red seal fades to a silver thread; the abiding sign … Continue reading

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on the edge

Smoke obscures the view, tears blur the vision once clearly anunciated, lost in translation. There is no safe way that you can see for yourself. Will you wait, then, to find out who’s left standing when the smoke clears?

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Seasonal allergies

(because it’s not all resurrection and roses) My body defies resurrection, denies the rites of spring, answers the eruption of blossom with its own eructations of tears. Defeated, it turns toward the tomb, rolls the seal across the doorway, countering … Continue reading

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Year B Easter 4: What’s in a name?

Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. Freddie Mercury. Machiavelli. What do these names mean to you? Try Jerry Falwell. Billy Graham. Denzel Washington. George Washington. John Paul II. John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Mother Theresa. Mary. Then, of course, there’s Jesus Christ of … Continue reading

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Growing pains

They say you can do anything you set your mind to; then they ask you what you want to be when you grow up. When you answer them, the thorns begin to show. I told them I would be a … Continue reading

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Year B Easter 3: joy and disbelieving

Did you ever feel as though you came in halfway through the story? I mean, that’s not always a bad thing: in film school, they teach this technique called in media res for opening sequences, meaning start in the middle … Continue reading

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There’s a Woman in the Pulpit

There is much hope in this book. There is so much to relate to and to remember. This is a book for women who are pastors, who are mothers, who are sisters, who are daughters, who are human. Which means it will probably work for a whole lot of men, too… Continue reading

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