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April 13, 2007

My husband and I were not "church goers." As a matter of fact, during the nine years we had been married, we had only been to church once. That's not to say that we hadn't been individually raised with some sort of notion of God. He had converted to Catholicism earlier in life and I spent my...

November 14, 2006

“Take, Lord and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To you, O Lord I return it. All is yours. Dispose of it wholly according to your will. Give me your love and your grace, for that is sufficient for me...

November 14, 2006

 

I once worked for a gentleman who will remain unnamed. A soldier in World War II, he had experienced many adventures and had amazing stories to share. My favorite tales were about his duty in Africa and courting his soon-to-be wife, who was a nurse in the service at the same time as he...

November 14, 2006

I turned my back on God when I was fourteen. I never even thought about belief or faith unless I was sneering at someone who claimed to be a Christian. I thought that science and rationalism, humanism and philosophy were good enough. I thought this way for years and years. I wish I could take...

November 14, 2006

Born in 1969, I land squarely in the middle of the so-called Generation X.  Thirty three years later I am a priest and a general surgeon who is also passionate about choral music, ultimate frisbee, squash, and good food of any variety.  I have also been known to chase some of God’s innocent...

November 14, 2006

As a young Asian clergy, moving to Alaska meant a great deal of reviewing my thoughts, convictions, beliefs, and principles. I do not mean necessarily changing them. There’s something about ministering to different people of different cultures, principles in life, views of things, convictions...

November 14, 2006

I have been ordained nearly six years, and during that time have also been raising small children.  My first child was born in seminary, my second two months after graduation, and we've just adopted a third.  My husband is also a priest.

Although we moved to a very conservative part of...

January 1, 2005

If I did not leap from my chair upon reading Jennifer Phillips’ “Mugging by Speech” (Episcopal Life, December), if I did not utter great shouts of joy and approval, it was only because at the time there was no one in my immediate vicinity to hear.

Phillips said exactly what needed to be...

October 31, 2004

There are some things you cannot throw away.

It doesn’t seem to matter whether they are useful or not, troublesome or not, or even if you bother to look at them very often. They remain with you, mute and haunted by the past, perhaps a bit shabby, but for all that a part of the luggage...

September 30, 2004

My little son jumped off the roof of the garage, as has many a child, because he thought he could fly. More accurately, he did not know he couldn’t fly. The crash landing was a great gift to him.

Whether it is jumping off a garage, trying to make a bicycle fly or trying to make a broken...

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