Reflections

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

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Montreat Hall

When I was six years old, I started taking piano lessons. I stuck with it through my freshman year of college, with lofty goals of one day playing for a packed house in Carnegie Hall; in a beautiful dress and elegant updo. I switched from piano performance to social work after my first semester of […]

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Tangent Tuesday

Because there are no words to convey my disappointment in and disgust with a “justice” system that insists on taking a rehabilitated life with much left to give as a pastor/theologian/mother/friend, I plan to ramble on in tangent-like quality because if not, I might just go insane. I don’t understand the need to go through […]

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Be Still and Know

I got to do some writing while I was at the conference last week. I was sitting on the porch of my mountain cabin at Brasstown Valley Resort, the sun was setting, the air around me was warm but not sweltering, the crickets abuzz and the birds singing their evening song. For a minute, I […]

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On Lent and Sabbath

While our pastor is on sabbatical, I’ve been thinking a lot about Sabbath keeping. In my classes in seminary, professors would mention from time to time the importance of making rest time for yourself in the week – to refocus, reconnect with God, and rest like God rested from all the work of creating throughout […]

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