Category Archives: irrelevant reverence

Renewal

I remember a boss once remarking that it was hard to do a performance appraisal for me, because I was much harder on myself than he could ever be on me. He was, and is, still right. I’m harder on … Continue reading

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Incarnation

Stop for a second, consider the standard manger scene. Consider Mary with blond hair and blue eyes, Joseph, fair with brown hair, the babe pink. Consider how the wise men look. Consider their names – exotic names – not Mary … Continue reading

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The Feast of All Souls

About 16 years ago, a dear friend killed himself. He was young, and somehow, he lost sight of hope. I don’t know if he woke up one morning, and it was gone, I don’t know if it slowly etched away, … Continue reading

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When the Saints go Marching In

My thoughts began with Julia’s eloquent post. I have been thinking for 3 months, while this post has resided in my drafts folder. It came up again today as I spoke to a friend. These are not the sum total … Continue reading

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Holy Hot Water

I come from a long line of Altar Guild women. I remain fully convinced that 5 minutes after Henry VIII created the church of England, one of my distant ancestors began tormenting a parish priest because he dripped wine. I … Continue reading

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Praise (6×6 Meme)

Give thanks to the Lord For He is good His love endures forever. Give thanks to the LordYes, it’s my bound duty. It’s my obligation. It’s what the created does to the creator. I have learned, in these vast and … Continue reading

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Abide

I sit in one of the divesOn Fifty-second StreetUncertain and afraidAs the clever hopes expireOf a low dishonest decade:Waves of anger and fearCirculate over the brightAnd darkened lands of the earth,Obsessing our private lives;The unmentionable odour of deathOffends the September … Continue reading

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Thou art Replete with Very Thou

There are, I imagine, women, who faced with the death of their baby, that scream. Who do not care who hears them. Who can fathom no other reaction to such horror and grief than primordial and honest screams and moans. … Continue reading

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Amen

Today is the flip side to yesterday’s hopelessness. Fertilizer for the seeds I spoke of. As I battle with fear and sorrow, or rather these two solitudes battle themselves out inside of me: I am learning. When all hope is … Continue reading

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Roses

I have been struggling in a world of sorrows and fears as of late. I think you may have noticed. Perhaps I could use the language of gardening to explain my fears and my sorrows. I have always pictured very … Continue reading

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