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And a Blessed 21st of April to All!

Some days its impossible to choose which holiday you want to honor. For me out of the thicket of possibilities I find today, the 21st of April, boiling down to two: The foundation of Rome! Hard to wan

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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RevSean (Site / Info)

CUUPS is Pagan Lite, So Untrue!

Within my CUUPS chapter there are people following multiple paths, our rituals together reflect a silent tenant of CUPPS, that all paths have value in seeking divinity. It is this ethic that demonstra

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Come hear me preach, Sunday, April 26

I’m glad to be invited back to preach at Universalist National Memorial Church this Sunday. Using images of the Good Shepherd, I will (try to) explore what it mean to be a Christian in a pluralistic a

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Listen to Your Heart

A stethoscope is a clever device that doctors use to listen to a patient’s heart. It would be great to have something that would work so handily to help us listen to our own hearts. What helps you to

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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April 21–The Grove: In Touch

The human need to be in touch with wild nature is inherent in us.  That need is often masked, but with just a little probing, it’s there for all to see.  Our vacations are almost always to some place

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Grove UU 7th Principle

First Bloom

Behold, the first gardenia bloom of the season. Not the most lush or symmetrical, but given the weekend's storms, this seems miracle enough. The weather has been warm enough for flowers for weeks--I'v

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Did not see this coming

Soon after our fraud report, and provisional credit, and sending in an affadavit, Key Bank affirmed the credit and closed the incident from someone having helped themselves to $600-some out of our acc

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“The Mask is Our Truer Self”

I’ve given a lot of thought to Oscar Wilde’s phrase “give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth,” if for no other reason that the post I wrote on it a while back is my most perennially popular,

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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Earth Day in Roanoke: Saturday April 25th

The Green Team of UUCR will be there.

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

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I See You Rekia Boyd…

I’ve just returned from an incredible, celebratory and relaxing time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  I am not rich and nor do I have a glamorous lifestyle.  I had a little money on a credit card, some de

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Movement or Stillness, Destruction or Growth?

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look l

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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The Big UhOh

A Volvo that looks worse than my car. I dropped by Quality Body and Fender to look in on my little Scion IQ, which couldn’t be driven until a new bumper came from Southern California and could be pain

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spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)

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A mess of beans

Praise muscle memory and felt sense. Let us not get into the emotion-driven impulse decisions that so taint our lives. Instead, marvel in how our senses take note in background. From infancy, we learn

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Wheel Change

I sit at the roadside; The driver changes the wheel. I don’t like where I’m coming from. I don’t like where I’m going. Why do I watch this wheel-change Impatiently? Translated from the German of Berto

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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On Being an Advocate For the Earth

As Earth Day approaches Wednesday, we are encouraged to remember and lift up to what we can do for planet’s wellbeing.  Some, however, use the day to predict doom and catastrophe.  They lament about t

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Not Just a European Union Responsibility

Way back in what seems like another lifetime,the end of the French-US wars in Indochina sent thousands,if not millions, of desperate Vietnamese, Cambodians, Loatians fleeing the victors by any means a

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Politywonk (Site / Info)

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Simplicity For You, For the Earth

For You Most of us have complicated lives. E-mails, phone calls, working long hours. Carrying the kids to music lessons, soccer practice, play dates or scouts – church. It’s a fast culture and just tr

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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The Blank Screen

I did not update this blog last night. It wasn't that our power was out (that was Friday.) It wasn't that I couldn't get to my computer (it was next to me on the couch.) I just couldn't think of a sin

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Identity in the online world, or Dr. Alice Dreger Live Tweeting Sex Ed

I’m sure that last week many of you followed the sex ed story of the week that went massively viral about @AliceDreger, the mother who live tweeted her son’s sex ed class. I first saw the story on Vox

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Adolescent Sexuality by Dr. Karen Rayne (Site / Info)

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