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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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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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Dear Churches, Please Don’t Celebrate Mother’s Day

Dear Churches, Please don’t acknowledge Mother’s Day. By all means, let’s celebrate Mother’s Day in the secular world and lift up mothers in all their glory, as they should be.  My siblings and I are taking our mother out Sunday … Continue reading

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What Worries Me About Steubenville

I am not sure if I should even be writing this. I was not there. I was not a witness or participant in anything that happened.  But I can’t stop thinking about it and writing helps. Whenever I know that … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Describe

It’s hard to describe You won’t be able to understand Until you’ve been through it Until you’ve fallen down that hole The dark, grungy, deep dark hole And worked your way back up again You’ve pulled and pulled You’ve pushed … Continue reading

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Will There Be Joy Again?

We are in the Advent Season. We are supposed to be anticipating, with hearts full of excitement and hope, the coming of this Precious Child called Emmanuel, Wonderful Counselor, and Prince of Peace.  But after this weekend our hearts are … 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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