Category Archives: liturgy

My First Love (my guest post for At the Lord’s Table)

I was honored when Preston Yancey asked me to be a part of his “At the Lord’s Table” series of guest posts on his blog. My post entitled My First Love went live today. I have always loved church. I … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: A Moving Target

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. One of the most emotional days this past … Continue reading

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Hitting Pause: Catholics Come Home

In the spirit of giving myself a break, I have decided to hit pause on my blog and repost some of my favorite material for the last ten days of the year. Last night while watching the Kennedy Center Honors … Continue reading

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Our Shared Experience

I discovered another reason I’m lucky this weekend. While seeing the sights around Manhattan after an audition, I learned my boyfriend also thinks it is funny to stand on Rockefeller Center and loudly ask “Where is the tree?!” while the … Continue reading

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The People of God

I’m not really into the culture war. I definitely fall on one side of it, but ultimately I find the arguments unproductive. The bickering is even more troubling in Church circles, and even more depressing. The recent translation changes to … Continue reading

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Et expecto

I have a soft spot for songs that people are willing to sing, no matter how hokey. I guess that’s why yesterday I looked out over an assembly gathered for mass, heartily singing the Holy Holy from the Mass of … Continue reading

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The leftovers

One of the many occupational hazards of being a church musician is the liturgical hangovers we can get from the major church feasts. I spend most of the Christmas season (the liturgical version of which begins on Christmas day and … Continue reading

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A Moving Target

I was a little down in the mouth last week, dealing with some health problems, fatigue, missing people, trying to get back in my routine, and tired of days of watching rain fall and the sun refuse to shine. The … Continue reading

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Dealing with it

It was crowded on the altar last night. Everyone was gathered to celebrate the initiation of five students from the college. Hundreds of students were there, and it felt like half of them were up in the sanctuary serving in … Continue reading

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In Memory

There have been blessings in my life that I didn’t deserve, all because I have a strong memory. A strong memory meant high grades, impressive test scores, a large vocabulary, all those things that put a person on a prosperous … Continue reading

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