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Happiness is an inside job.

The idea of the ego in A Course of Miracles is a pivotal concept. The ego is the sense of self which we create for ourselves based on our interactions with other people and our environment. Bases on t

1 hour ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

ACIM Principle 4 Seeking Truth

What Remains

Over time, so much fades away. Treasured belongings break or are lost, friends move away, and even the people who love us most can’t stay with us forever. What remains is the armature, the foundation

2 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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An Order of Ham—First Actor Takes the Stage

A performance by Thespis as immagined  by Gustav Klimit in 1888 for the Bugheater, Vienna. According to sources the first actor in history, a guy named Thespis of Icaria, stepped to the stage on this

5 hours ago

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

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Why I Take Pictures

I keep my camera and my camera phone nearby most of the time.  Not because I am an award-winning photographer. Not because I am much for selfies. But because I want to remember the sweet crazy wonderf

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

We All Own a Small Portion of the Truth

I was browsing YouTube today when I came across a wonderful video of Karen Armstrong called “Author Karen Armstrong’s Thoughts on God.” In it, she speaks on the nature of God […]

12 hours ago

Window On Religion (Site / Info)

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#Thanksgiving at the Greyhound Station

1. Hell is a bus station on a holiday. I read as I wait, thinking Sartre most likely had something figured out. 2. Thanksgiving eve with a crowd so large even TV news joins in and little kids gather b

14 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #poem #poetry

Warming in the Arctic

Dana Nuccitelli has a nice animation illustrating confirmation bias in this blog post on Skeptical Science about the Arctic sea ice extent this year, the 6th lowest on record. The 34 year trend in the

15 hours ago

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Dear Strapped Student

This post is regarding a controversy at Starr King School for Ministry, one of our Unitarian Universalist seminaries. You can read about the conflict at the New York Times, the UU World, and a recent

15 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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The Mayor is Dead. Long Live the Mayor.

It’s the season or at least a season. The recently retired and more recently dead former Mayor Tom Menino clearly had a big saved spot in his big old heart for Christmas and its leading events. He wen

16 hours ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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UU 102: Turmoil at Starr King

This had dropped out of my active memory until this morning brought an email from the new president of Starr King School for the Ministry, the Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt. She’s quite a good writer. If

16 hours ago

John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

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23 November 2014 Thanksgiving Worship Service and Feast

Please join us on Sunday (23 November 2014) at 11:00 AM for Thanksgiving Service and Feast. Rev. Barbara Jarrell will be back in the pulpit this morning and that alone would be great cause for Thanksg

17 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Thinking of JFK

He died today fifty-one years ago. I don’t need to see that bit of film showing his being murdered. This is what I find myself thinking of today…

18 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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No Religious Education Classes This Sunday (23 November 2014)

There are no religious education classes this Sunday (23 November 2014). Religious education for children and youth will resume next Sunday (30 November 2014) and adult religious education will resume

18 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

God Or The Ego?

The spiritual life can be like a roller coaster with ups and downs, twists and turns, incredible highs and sluggish lows where our momentum in life seems to bottom out. I have been in a low, bottoming

21 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

ACIM Principle 1 Worth and Dignity

Prison Ministry Survey

FUUN's prison ministries would like to know your awareness of and feelings about our church's involvement with the ministry ongoing at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution and the Tennessee Prison f

21 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Winging East—The Maiden Flight of the China Clipper

She was without doubt the most famous—and romantic—single commercial aircraft ever to take wing, an icon of a shrinking world, and an honest-to-god movie star in her own right.   It all began on Novem

21 hours ago

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

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Let Me Sleep on It…

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21 hours ago

Growing Vital Leaders (Site / Info)

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The radiant life

Last week, Dad spent quite a bit of time talking with my sisters and me about World War II. I think it is very difficult for us now to understand how traumatic those war years were, and to understand

22 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Meditations James Luther Adams Ralph Waldo Emerson Reinhold Niebuhr Rufus Jones

Column: Quality (Control) Leadership

How do we know if a Pagan leader is any good, is ethical, or if they are qualified to teach or lead? Today we have their writings and their reputation. This can be a lot, but the standards are inheren

23 hours ago

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

Paganism leadership Lydia M. Crabtree Paganpro.org

Who Was That Masked Man?

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to look through a large stash of family papers related to my great uncle James Jewell, who was the director and part of the team that created The Lone Ranger, which b

23 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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