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2022-07-25 17:55
 *This is not one of my sermons but reflects my response to all-things Anglican. Read on...One of my favorite hymns in The Hymnal 1982 begins: Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ… Read More
2022-05-09 02:52
For the first Sunday in what feels like forever, I did not preach. I did not even attend a church service in-person or virtually. Instead, I was moving furniture, vacuuming and cle… Read More
Palm Sunday 2022: Beware Of The Powerful
2022-04-11 23:31
Here it comes: my first Holy Week as a priest. As I was sipping on my coffee in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, a text came in from my seminary classmate, Mtr. Melina, wishing a slew of us all… Read More
Worthy To Be Loved: A Sermon For Lent 4
2022-03-28 03:00
There are probably endless ways to look at this story of the prodigal son. But my reading of it, and consideration of the text on this go-around with the story, led me to focus on the questi… Read More
The Call
2022-02-06 22:39
God is calling. What are we going to do? I remember one Sunday when I was an acolyte at my Episcopal church in New Hampshire, I was probably about sixteen years old. Our curate, Roger Senech… Read More
2022-01-31 04:21
 Today was a day where I was on-edge. I have never led a church Annual Meeting. We were going to be electing new vestry members and adopting bylaws for the parish.  I was preaching… Read More
Ordination To The Sacred Order Of Priests
2022-01-30 04:29
It was a long time coming. And more often than not, I didn't think it would ever happen that I would be accepted into the Sacred Order of Priests. Not many people who see this blog have… Read More
Yes!! To The Beloved Baptized
2022-01-10 14:22
Hello again! Because I have been finishing my service at Christ the King, I didn't have to preach for either of the two Sundays of Christmas. And, because we had a supply priest at St. Barna… Read More
Simple Witness
2021-11-12 18:12
 I don't make a big deal about being a lesbian. I guess that comes with having been "out" for more than half my life. Or maybe it's because I'm at the age where I really don't have time… Read More
2021-10-11 22:00
It has been more than 30 years since I "came out," first to myself, then gradually to my family and friends.  In fact, I think I have been out so long that I'm not sure where the closet… Read More
A Feline Farewell
2021-10-02 15:04
Reunited after three years of seminary Valkyrie “Kyrie” Gage aka Rivkah bat Chava v’ Shoshanah July 1, 2002-September 23, 2021I am heartbroken to post that our beloved… Read More
2021-04-03 03:54
 We are in the middle part of the Triduum...the Three Days...which lead up to Resurrection Sunday aka Easter. These days are of special importance to me as this is typically the time th… Read More
Meeting Jesus In The Parking Lot
2021-02-23 16:02
It was a cold and icy night ( was!) in Alexandria. I had just driven up the street from the seminary to pick up a wonderful meal prepared with love by an Afghani refugee. It was n… Read More
2020-12-21 15:10
 For the congregation of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Thomasville, GA. The scripture text I was working with is Psalm 23 in the King James Version. ***If there ever was a year when… Read More
2020-12-01 21:56
 Well, this is my one and only time that I will be in the chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary, and it is to preach my senior sermon to a camera, and the seven or eight people on han… Read More
2020-07-26 17:05
I’m in the middle of a class right now on the life and writings of the theologian and mystic Howard Thurman. Thurman is one of the leading religious thinkers in 20thcentury American Ch… Read More
2020-05-31 15:51
We're on fire in America. In Minneapolis. Nashville. Washington, DC. We're on fire. On Pentecost, the story is that the Holy Spirit arrived in the Upper Room in Jersusalem in a rush of… Read More
2020-05-23 03:24
I have already written on the issue of opening the church prematurely during a pandemic. But today the president decided to announce that churches and other faith spaces are "essential servi… Read More
2020-05-10 17:20
Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation-if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Come to him, a living stone, though reject… Read More
They Will Know I Am Christian By My Mask
2020-05-03 13:34
Those who had been baptized devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were… Read More
2020-04-18 23:30
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said… Read More
Good Friday In The Pandemic Wilderness
2020-04-11 13:12
This entry is going to be short. I feel as though I have seen and read and been exposed to countless musings about this Good Friday and what it means to be experiencing Good Friday when we a… Read More
2020-04-09 22:35
Tonight, we are entering into that special sacred space we call the "Triduum." It's a fancy way of saying the three days leading up to the Feast of the Resurrection, commonly called Easter.N… Read More
Proceeding With Palm Sunday
2020-04-06 03:10
There are a lot of things that I was looking forward to this Palm Sunday. I was planning to work with a group of readers from St. Monica and St. James to present the Passion Gospel. I h… Read More
2020-04-03 04:22
Don’t go to church. I know that is not the message that you might expect to come from someone who is in seminary being formed for ordained leadership in the Episcopal Church.But I… Read More
2020-03-27 14:10
Sermon for 1 LentSt. Monica and St. JamesMarch 1, 2020Matthew 4:1-11“…and afterward he was famished.” It’s when we are at our lowest, weakest, most vulnerable moment… Read More

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