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Somewhere on the other side of abundance lives gluttony, a state in which we grab all that we can in a frenzy of desire, out of touch with what we really need, with what would truly make us feel satis

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


October 10–Loss: The Little Boat

We expect it to be there. We expect him/her to be there.  We expect our own selves to be there.  We expect a schedule, a season, a welcome, an acceptance, a hand, a pat on the back, some encouragement

3 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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What Are Your Sacred Texts?

On one of my Facebook groups we were asked about what texts we might consider sacred. For me those do not have to be written or dictated by some divinity, but rather represent the deepest insight of o

5 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Media roundup: Creative responses to banner vandalism

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

5 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Community government

A friend posted a link to the Washington Times , a questionable neighborhood I rarely visit and never seek out, but his interesting ideas and an image of that cute Janine Turner from back in the day w

10 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

October 3, 2015 – Adirondacks Day 2

Another day devoted to hiking in the morning and driving in the afternoon. Yet another “pond” along a trail. Another view of the pond. Another pond on a different trail. […]

10 hours ago

high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

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It’s just simple math (and participating)

Raising the Roof has been an exciting campaign! We’ve had gifts of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and even $750! It’s not the size that counts; it’s being a part of something that really matters! Call it S

12 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


In Our Pre-K Classroom

A quick highlight of what our Fall classes are looking like, going from youngest to oldest, is the plan for the near future on the blog. Here is our Pre-K classroom.  It uses the Spirit Play method, a

12 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


Missed us by that much

After something woke me up dark early, I checked the weather and saw that it was crazy windy up at the lake. I grabbed a bite and the leftover coffee from yesterday and headed out in the dark of early

13 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Changing the Lyrics: Finding the Meaning of Prayer

How could I explain to him that my deepest prayers are not the ones that start with a "dear God" or have any sentences at all, but the ones that start with a deep sigh, hold plenty of tears, and consi

14 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Donate Now for the FUUN Auction! Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, November 7

Click on auction to make your donation. Buffet dinner and silent auction 4:30 p.m.; live auction 6 p.m.; children’s auction 5 p.m. Click on the link above for details. Contact Lynne Cushing or auction

16 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)


Interdependent Web: A harvest of violence

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.  

17 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Dr. Schriner’s Case for Atheism

(I recently made a presentation at a Unitarian Universalist church in which I debated with myself about whether God exists. I’m posting it here, one speech at a time. For details, see my post from Sep

18 hours ago

Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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Peter Diamond, the Last Detective

I have been laid low with a nasty bug for just about a full two weeks. The small glimmer of light during that time were the Peter Diamond British police procedural mysteries by Peter Lovesey. And I wa

18 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Bebo is Born

Bebo Valdes was born on this day in 1918.

19 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Column: Pilgrimage’s Progress

[Columnist Eric O. Scott is one of our talented monthly columnists and the creator of the Viking Panda. If you enjoy reading his work, consider donating to our Wild Hunt Fall Fund Drive and help us to

19 hours ago

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

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By Howard Axelrod A sign pointing to Devil's Fiddle and Outer Limits, some of the steepest trails at Killington This essay appeared originally on the Powell's Books Blog. As a teenager, I didn't pay m

20 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Balance Is Bullsh*t

  Fairly early on in our marriage, my husband and I made the mutual decision – the merits of which I am not looking to hash out in this article – that one of us would stay home with our children while

20 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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The Pulse of Autumn

Autumn beats like a pulse through the years, but the blood is always moving and the heart always remains. We feel the contraction in the land around us, the breathing in, the tension of something draw

22 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Pagan Nature environment Earth-Centered Seasonal Reflection

By The Numbers: but are we growing?

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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