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What We Can Learn in a Hurricane

Psalm 86 It amazes me that Hurricane Matthew happened 3 weeks ago. Feels like forever, yet it wasn’t that long ago. It feels like forever, yet people are still working to get back to some sort of normalcy. We knew … Continue reading

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Earthly Fathers and Heavenly Parents

When I was born the nurse told my father, “It’s a boy” and he said, “Shove it back in there.” I should have known then I was going to be a Daddy’s girl. You see, I was the fourth child … Continue reading

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Ninth Day of Christmastide, Hope in Darkness

On the Ninth Day of Christmastide, i learned that my blessings from Thursday included deep, dark conversations with patients. I am blessed to be able to sit with patients in their most vulnerable and darkest states and talk with them … Continue reading

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Trauma, SICU and SIU, What a Blessing to Work with These Teams

Tuesday was the Seventh Day of Christmastide.  I am headed down the slope of marking the 12 Days of Christmas and remembering the blessings of each day.  After struggling a bit with finding the blessing in Monday, yesterday’s was so … Continue reading

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Seasons Change and So Do I, in Time.

I had a rare weekday afternoon off and it was a gorgeous day. After one appointment that needed to be met, I spent some of my afternoon reflecting at one of my favorite places, in front of a Starbucks; with … Continue reading

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A Letter to President Obama

Still not sure what to say or feel. Anger? Dismay? Numb? Nothing? Just like every other president? When will it stop? Will there ever be peace? Will there ever be hope for the people right here? I don’t know.  Here … Continue reading

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One Minute Can Change Everything

One minute can change everything. There has been a change in plans.  When I moved to Greenville, I thought I would be coming on as an oncology chaplain.   After I arrived, we talked, debriefed, and brainstormed.  I observed, researched and … Continue reading

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Fragile and Handle With Care on These Holy Days

It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts writing a sermon. I am preaching on Wednesday at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. My wonderful alma mater honored me with the invitation to preach and on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me and a Promise to My Dad

Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday Dear Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Happy Birthday to Me! Doing what I can to make this a happy day for me. I have a couple of appointments. I am meeting up with some … Continue reading

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Life and Death; Grief and Hope

This past Friday night, I celebrated the completion of my master’s degree and almost end of my residency with some dear friends.  We lifted up the work I’ve done over the past 15 months.  It has been a difficult and … Continue reading

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