Priest's Kid

Priest's Kid

February 25, 2020

A poem for lent.

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The Wait, The Light: Ruminate Advent Reflections

The Wait, The Light: Ruminate Advent Reflections

December 19, 2019

Advent is a time spent in waiting and preparation for Jesus' birth and his return. Here are 5 articles on The Waking about Advent, a time of light, waiting, and hope.  

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Wishing Upon Shooting Stars

Wishing Upon Shooting Stars

December 12, 2019

I am a sucker for shooting stars. Sometimes I’ve seen them. Other times I’ve not. We live life in the space of both /and, where we can hope, despite there being no guarantee that our hopes are realized.

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Life, abundantly: on everyday Easters, resurrection, and time travel

Life, abundantly: on everyday Easters, resurrection, and time travel

July 25, 2019

Octavia Butler said God is Change. She also said our destiny is to take root among the stars. Did she know back then that we are rooted in the stars at a molecular level, made up of remnants of explosions at the universe’s birth?

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The Grace of Waiting and Its End

The Grace of Waiting and Its End

December 11, 2018

There’s a magic that comes of waiting and watching—a magic only apparent when the waiting is over. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the Queen of Waiting. I have no problem waiting out anything, even if it takes years. I have a patience born of soap operas.

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Waiting with Simeon

Waiting with Simeon

December 04, 2018

There in the dust and bustle and eventual hush of familiar religious practice, the Old and New Testaments interwove suddenly, quite simply. Between God’s unlikely prophet, and the newborn—the oh, so unlikely One foretold.

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The Story of Ordinary Time

The Story of Ordinary Time

November 27, 2018

Ordinary time is normal time, boring time, unpunctuated-by-excitement time. Consequently, time without narrative. It has no set Scripture. Instead, the Christian is supposed to somehow contemplate all aspects of the mystery of Christ.

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The Dare of Hope and the Weight of Glory

The Dare of Hope and the Weight of Glory

December 12, 2017

In week 1 of Advent, the meditation is hope. The invitation extended by readings, songs, and rituals is to dig deep and embrace hope as a way of thinking, of living, of breathing in the world....This year, as I ponder the theme of hope, I cannot escape the reality that our world is living through intense tension. 

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People of the Tomb

People of the Tomb

August 04, 2016

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The Reason for the Light

The Reason for the Light

June 09, 2016

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Triptych Excerpt II: A God-Raked Field

Triptych Excerpt II: A God-Raked Field

April 13, 2016

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Labyrinths: In Praise of the Meandering Path

Labyrinths: In Praise of the Meandering Path

March 15, 2016

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The Beginning of a Contemplative Lent

The Beginning of a Contemplative Lent

February 10, 2016

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Brain Fog Advisory

Brain Fog Advisory

July 07, 2015

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Beauty for Ashes: The Uncomfortable Magic of Lent

Beauty for Ashes: The Uncomfortable Magic of Lent

March 26, 2015

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Welcoming Strangers: Epiphany and Hope

Welcoming Strangers: Epiphany and Hope

January 13, 2015

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Finding Rest: Did You Make a Wish?

Finding Rest: Did You Make a Wish?

January 08, 2015

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5 Christmas Albums for People Who Hate Christmas Albums

5 Christmas Albums for People Who Hate Christmas Albums

December 25, 2014

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God with Us: An Old Port in Bethlehem

God with Us: An Old Port in Bethlehem

December 24, 2014

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Solstice to Solstice: Waiting for Christmas

Solstice to Solstice: Waiting for Christmas

December 23, 2014

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Christmas Reminders

Christmas Reminders

December 23, 2014

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Simple Gifts, Simple Christmas

Simple Gifts, Simple Christmas

December 10, 2014

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The Value of an Ordinary Life

The Value of an Ordinary Life

November 06, 2014

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Everybody Has a Hatchet

Everybody Has a Hatchet

April 03, 2014

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Is Resistance Futile?

Is Resistance Futile?

March 28, 2014

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Poetry as Liturgy

Poetry as Liturgy

January 16, 2014

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A Prayer for Artists

A Prayer for Artists

December 20, 2013

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Giant in the Road

Giant in the Road

November 19, 2013

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The Work of Memory: Journeys into Writing

The Work of Memory: Journeys into Writing

October 08, 2013

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How to Find a Church

How to Find a Church

September 24, 2013

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

July 02, 2013

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The Sea In Between

The Sea In Between

May 22, 2013

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A Different Kind of Lent

A Different Kind of Lent

April 24, 2013

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An Old Coyote Makes Poetry

An Old Coyote Makes Poetry

April 22, 2013

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What God Has Written in His Two Books: Review of Reading God's Handwriting by Philip C. Kolin

What God Has Written in His Two Books: Review of Reading God's Handwriting by Philip C. Kolin

April 15, 2013

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