Bishop Barbara C. Harris died on March 13th, 2020, where I’m sure God welcomed her with the same words and emotion she shared with a friend upon her entrance into the convention center filled with 8,000 people at her consecration: “What a hell of a welcome!”
Thomas Cranmer’s Steadfast Faith
“Pizza is my favorite food, too.”
In the depths of Pentecost days
It takes me by surprise when I am buying back to school supplies that we are still in the liturgical season of Pentecost, and will be for even longer, beyond purchasing the discounted Halloween Candy, all the way to the tip of Black Friday.
Our Sunday Morning Diaspora
I had it fully mapped out in my head what an excellent Sunday morning we were going to have, which was the first sign that it was definitely going to go in another direction.
I’m Sorry, Thank You, and the Mystery of Grace
Every email to my children’s teachers the first three weeks of quarantine began with an apology.
Of letting someone else care and pray for you: an Ode to Emily Malbone Morgan
“My greatest desire,” Emily Malbone Morgan wrote, “has always been to make tired people rested and happy.”
A Saint for the Back Row Dancer
Our faithfulness is not a reality show to be won, but rather transformation for God and glory to God alone.
Agency and Lionesses: Thecla the Martyr
It happens often when we are in church: at the time of the children’s sermon, my daughter is nowhere to be found.
The Transiency of Memory and the Transfiguration
Our daughter lost her first tooth a few weeks ago. As I stared into that gaping hole in her mouth, I did the thing where you internally tear up and think, ‘where did my little baby go?’ in that wistful, nostalgic way. ‘It was only yesterday that I was holding her in my arms!’
Dame Julian of Norwich: Comforter of Tired People and Parents
Sometimes I get into a parenting funk. Or really, a life funk. One of those seasons when there are too many demands on time and energy, too many nights punctuated by sleepless children, too many ills in the world reminding us that the kingdom of God is still super not yet here.