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July 31–Departures: Spirit of Light

This is the time of year, at least here in the Deep South of the United States of America, in North America, we are easy to take lots and lots of sunlight for granted.  We even complain about it.  It

4 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Yes, I Watched Sharknado 2 Tonight.

Special theme dinner of grilled fish w/ potato twisters. I'm not at all ashamed. I knew Sharknado 2 would be stupid and not especially cultured or filled with excellent acting.  And I enjoyed it, with

5 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The poem of life

I love being 38 years old.  While by some standards I am nowhere near where I 'should' be "career-wise", I seem to have gained more knowledge about myself and about living- and especially about happin

7 hours ago

Walking the Journey (Site / Info)

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This was my third day of box making at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Students are doing well. Today I demonstrated wooden hinges and barbed hinges, making bases and lids, and mitered box joints. I

9 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


This birch tree was in my front yard in Utah.  It is hard to tell at first glance, but two of the tree’s branches grew together and then separated again.  In my yard in CA, I have a redwood tree that

9 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Syria’s civil war machine keeps chugging

Last week an estimate came out; with over 1,700 dead, the third week in July may have been the deadliest in the Syrian conflict to date. This combines with a press conference held by a regime defector

11 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Does he drink Dos Equis, too?

There are a lot of "fascinating" politicians absorbing taxpayer (and campaign donor) dollars without giving back commensurately. While Marc Johnson effuses about what an interesting a guy Raúl Labrad

12 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Highway to recess

Big news in yesterday's paper that the 2½ mile extension of Idaho 16 is set to open middle of next month, complete with another bridge over the Boise River. We're $111 million into a plan that could c

13 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Religious Terrorism [Cindy Landrum]

Rev. Dr. Cindy Landrum On July 20, the First Unitarian Universalist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, became the target of what some have described as "religious terrorism."  It sounds like hyperbole

13 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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A Case for Evangelism

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Spiritual Vitality

Ray Rice, Domestic Violence and The United States of Disorderly Conduct

Three years ago I left my full-time job to stay home with my babies. For ten years, I had been the child advocate in a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. I loved my job very mu

14 hours ago

The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


Youth and Young Adults on the Frontline of Love

Youth and Young Adults Respond to Operation Save America Targeting Services at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana were targeted on Sunday,  July 20, 2014 by members of the a

14 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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I haven’t posted in awhile.  Transitions are funny things; it is hard to maintain a focus when surrounded by boxes and you aren’t quite sure of the time zone.  We moved from Utah to California on July

15 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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The Road from Phoenix Leads Now to Washington, DC

I am so moved by the commitment of our faith community to keep on pressing for justice, standing on the side of love with immigrant families and children. Four years ago, we converged in Phoenix to st

16 hours ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Shifting from Identity to Solidarity

In order to transform we must be willing to give up our culture of identity and move toward a culture of solidarity. There is a tendency to belong to groups based on how closely those groups mirror ou

16 hours ago

Religious Transformation (Site / Info)

Why College Campuses Need UUs!

They say that many times as a minister you preach the sermon you need to hear. Well that was true for me on Friday July 18th when I delivered a homily on hope as part of the closing worship at the Nat

17 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Jordi Pujol i les tricoteuses hipòcrites

Em pregunto: haurem de ser els qui mai no hem votat Jordi Pujol, els qui ens trobem a les antípodes del que ha estat el seu moviment polític, els que hem considerat el “pujolisme” un element involutiu

17 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Something New

You may not know, but I made a long desired and delayed trip to Japan in May.  It centered on walking a 5 day Buddhist pilgrim path through the rural Kii Peninsula.  As I have done before, I made a jo

18 hours ago

Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Cautious about “First Principle Euphoria”

there's a painful moment -- which I'm going through now -- of grieving that idealistic universalism and exposing my heart to all the aches and pains of personal relationships

18 hours ago

Politywonk (Site / Info)

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Quote source: Stabilitas Loci – a spiritual geography of our own place, by Trudy Grienauer Photo by Lorian Kennedy; Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: making meaning, meditation, place, prairies, summ

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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