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Excerpts

Poems

from Little Circe

"Even at three, she knew

the days were hers,

the tides came in,

the dune-grass curled

at her command..."

Poetry East, no. 61

from I'm curious

"... Yesterday, heedless as a toddler

and as easily bored,

I clicked through Malaysia (traffic)

and Scotland (river), India (rooftops),

Canada (quirky container garden)

and watched an old woman

hanging up wet clothes in China..."

Essays

"Fasting was a new idea to me; it sounded mysterious and powerful—a bloodless sacrifice."
 from Fasting: a Diptych
"I started dissociating more and differently after Papi died. Sometimes at the piano, I floated up to the ceiling and watched myself play..."
 from Salvaging Parts

Sermons

"Mary’s proclamation is
the good news in seed form–

if you pour water
on the Magnificat,
you get most of the Bible!"

Sermon on Luke 1:26-56

Sunday, Dec 23, 2023

St. John's Lutheran Church, Walhalla, SC

Surprise! God isn’t doing exactly what we thought.

Surprise! God’s timeline isn’t exactly what we thought.

God is the mystery that breaks into all of our certainty.

And that’s good news: we don’t have to harden ourselves...

Sermon on Amos 5: 18-24; Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18;  Matthew 25:1-13

Sunday, Nov 12, 2023

St. John's Lutheran Church, Walhalla, SC

"The good news is that there is enough to share. And regardless of material wealth, any of us can be rich toward God..."

Sermon on Luke 12.13-31

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Hill, SC

"Elijah prays for death.
God responds with life.
...I believe God answered his deeper prayer, the prayer behind the prayer. Elijah doesn't truly want to die. He wants relief.
And when we ask for mercy, mercy comes."

Sermon on I Kings 19.4-8

Sunday, Aug 8, 2021

Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Hill, SC

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