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About ladyfr

An ordained Episcopal priest for 20+ years, I am now semi-retired with a rather small pension so I do services at a tiny little church in the country, work full-time for AAA as an Auto Travel Counselor where I get to take people's money (open and renew accounts) and tell them where to go (help them route trips), and do free-lance writing and other virtual jobs on the internet. I have one son, Scott, who is married to Stacey, and 2 adorable grandchildren, Jared and Emily. They are all the center of my life and I spend as much time with them as all of the above activities will allow. I am currently writing an eBook about my experiences in the ordination process of the church and the places I served. It has been a mixed bag of great fulfillment and joy as well as frustration and pain. It's due out in several months. Closing in on the magic Social Security retirement age, I will soon be able to quit working for AAA or anybody where I have to punch a clock and work completely from home, doing what I love - writing and helping others with their work or their issues.

A Tribute to Margaret Perry – April 7, 2013

  On April 7, 2013, the congregation of Jermain UMC paid tribute to a great lady – Margaret Howard Perry. A member of Jermain for more than 87 years, she is now approaching the 100-year milestone. To be absolutely sure … Continue reading

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A Service of Lessons and Carols – Christmas 2011

This is a Service of Lesson and Carols for the fourth Sunday of Advent. It isn’t your traditional Lessons and Carols since we did not rehearse the history of God’s creation from Adam to Jesus. Each member was given a … Continue reading

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Jonah, Like You’ve Never Heard!

This may be the most amazing Bible Story I’ve every seen/heard/experienced! I’m including it here for you! The story of Jonah from Corinth Baptist Church on Vimeo.

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Running A Home-Based Business

The latest from SB Unlimited!Running your own home-based business is tough – especially when it’s just you doing everything! I live alone and, while I have a few friends who help me out some, I am basically on my own … Continue reading

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I’ve Been to the Mountain

It’s November already and my long-awaited and much-anticipated trip back to "The Holy Mountain" is a sweet memory. I took off on October 26th at the ungodly hour of 6:00 am (Yes, my son was just thrilled to pick me … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Bishops

For the past 24 hours I have been attending a clergy conference. It’s a wonderful opportunity afforded to the clergy of our diocese by our Bishop to get away from it all in a spectacularly holy place called Christ the … Continue reading

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Earthquake!!

I WAS THERE! I was in that riding grocery cart (in the white circle) in a Food Lion store in Louisa, VA – approximately 4-5 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. A little background as to how I, a … Continue reading

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Priesthood – Who Can Wear It?

This question has been hotly debated throughout history. From the early days of the church when some women in the Church at Corinth were criticized by Paul for disrupting worship to the 21st century when many women now function as … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings

Dear friends, It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here and it’s only because of one thing – I have been working like crazy to get the manuscript to an editor because – are you ready for this???  I … Continue reading

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A Strong Woman

“Memére” Every so often I experience what I call “a perspective shift.”  That is a moment when I discover that all my struggles for equality and acceptance in my role as a priest pale in comparison with what some women … Continue reading

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