Holy Saturday, April 19

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, the evening before Easter Sunday, I received a phone call from my mother complaining of severe head pain.  When I arrived at her apartment at St. Stephen’s Towers, she was rushed to Union Hospital in an ambulance.  At the hospital the diagnosis was a brain bleed.  She was transferred to … [Read more…]

Good Friday, April 18

My God moment happened approximately three years ago when I was nearly killed in a terrifying collision caused by a truck driver. Three days before Christmas I was in the course of my employment minding my own business, waiting patiently behind a car at a red light when a tractor-trailer weighing approximately 100,000 pounds slammed … [Read more…]

Maundy Thursday, April 17

In most honor/shame systems, which are grounded in male values, a “true man” always seeks the best, the top, and the most in terms of roles, power, status, and possessions. This usually sets up the male for spiritual defeat or deceit. Although women create their own honor/shame systems too, up to now this was usually … [Read more…]

Wednesday in Easter Week, April 16

Many years ago, on a gorgeous autumn day, the shocking telephone call came into the parish where I was the Rector.  The parishioner on the other end was extremely distraught, and the news was horrific.  Her daughter, Jennifer (not her real name), about 40 years old, had just been taken to the hospital after suffering … [Read more…]

Tuesday in Holy Week, April 15

I literally have God moments dozens of times a day. I have always appreciated the blessings God has put into my life, but I don’t believe that the spiritual understanding was away there for me. For as far back as I can remember, there have been little miracles happening for me that I really did … [Read more…]

Monday in Holy Week, April 14

About 5 years ago I met a young lady who would challenge me more than I’ve ever been challenged in my life.  After having survived the loss of my sister and watching the slow and painful demise of my mother, that’s saying something.  And, yet, I love this young lady and her brother with all … [Read more…]

Saturday, April 12

December 15. My husband’s voice on my office phone.   My anxiety kicks in. “What?” I ask. “Jordan,” Steve says. No, no, no, no, no.  My godchild, nephew, only child of my late sister.  A boy-man, 35. Dead of a drug overdose. My workmates drive me home. What to do?  Call Jane Gould, who is about … [Read more…]

Friday, April 11

Senior year was the most challenging year for me in college. That’s when I realized that my life is really in my hands and I really needed to start preparing for that. That meant that I had to start looking for internships. I had to start networking with my classmates. I had to try my … [Read more…]

Thursday, April 10

I know I am not a good listener. God knows whispering to tell me to do something will not work all the times; and God on extra-sensory perception doesn’t work with me at all. Therefore, God uses the hard way to get my attention. One sunny, beautiful afternoon in Port au Prince, I was going … [Read more…]