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The other life

At each turning point of our lives, we may face several doorways in front of us, but we can only step through one of them. Later on, we sometimes ask ourselves what would have happened if we had chose

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The Grove (Site / Info)


Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Oakland, CA

Welcome to the Spotlight Series!  Each month we feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young ad

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

Young Adults congregation best practices Stories and Voices Spotlight

ten rules for students and teachers

These 10 rules for students and teachers was written by Sister Corita Kent in 1968 and popularized by composer Nickolas Cage. If you are a human being and not a machine, you will know that you are bot

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Why Do We Trust Ferries?

A dear Facebook friend, whom I hope to meet someday in person, has been riding one of America’s iconic ferries this week. At the foot of my own street, Lake Champlain Ferries are gearing up for anothe

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Politywonk (Site / Info)

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Paths to Freedom: The Half-Won Blessing, 4

Gloria The chains that bind us might be anger and blame. A few years back, I had friend, call her Gloria -- an activist. Gloria worked for good, for policy changes that would increase fairness and red

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

West Virginia Man Arrested in Sex Abuse Case Tied to Wicca

On Monday, police in Bluefield, West Virginia arrested James Irvin on multiple charges of sexual abuse and sexual assault against children. Local West Virginia media say that according to the police r

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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One way of looking at a blackbird followed by thirteen more whilst I registered the Memorial (Unitarian) Church in Cambridge for same-sex marriages . . .

A blackbird bathes this morning in our church garden  This morning I finally managed to sort out the matter of registering the Memorial (Unitarian) Church here in Cambridge for same-sex marriages. The

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CAUTE (Site / Info)

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Archives search: what is the verb of Universalist fellowship?

When you read the 1899 and 1935 Universalist basis of fellowship, you realize the talk of anti-creedal absolutism isn’t right, or isn’t quite right. But what did Universalist ministers (and presumably

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Mission and Polity Ministerial practice

I Dwell in Possibility

I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


My Dear Aunt Sallie

(This is a work in progress — expecting to edit but really like the idea.) My Dear Aunt Sally learn it in school Multiplication Division Adding Subtracting So 8*5/4-3 = 40/4-3 = 10-3 = 7 My Dear Aunt

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

Poetry acceptance The Blog No Filter

"Meditation, like a cool lake, has room for all the unexpected birds."

“Meditation, like a cool lake, has room for all the unexpected birds.” - Jacob Trapp (Unitarian Universalist,  clergy) quoted by Kathleen Rolenz, Sources of Our Faith

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and..."

“Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and glorious action.” - Quillen H. Shinn (Universalist, missionary, clergy)  quoted in William H. McGalufl

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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April 23 – Metamorphosis: Earth Day, the aftermath

During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement.  It was poi

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—The Bard

  We are taking advantage of the anniversary of the William Shakespeare’s deathback home in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23 1616 at the age of almost exactly 52.   I say almost exactly because his bir

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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This is how the message ran...

I had an amazing dream this morning. I was standing on top of a city that consisted of a collection of small houses, which we realised would have to be turned into a tower for defensive reasons. Just

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the dance of the elements (Site / Info)

Pagan Dreams Earth

Kari's Friendly Earth Day Soapbox

About 15 years ago I reached some kind of crack in the sidewalk of my life--nothing discernible happened, or at least nothing stands out in my memory. I just decided that if I really couldn't eat anyt

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chalice spark (Site / Info)

Say Cheese!

For about ten years my kids did not eat dairy. There were good health-related reasons for this at the time, but it was never easy. Restaurant kids' meals are full of mac'n'cheese, pizza, cheeseburgers

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

"What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or euphemistic,..."

“What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

It is too fast

Her mobility is not hindered by the fact she is not walking. She crawls, gets to her destination, pulls her self up, and cruises along the walls. She is as tenacious as she is curious. Her eyes sparkl

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Many Words (Site / Info)


The Core Issue of Ministerial Nervousness

The Commission on Appraisal laid it out in their report "Who Is In Charge Here." UU ministers have very little positional authority: authority that comes to them simply because they are the minister.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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