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Mother’s Nature

My own beliefs, including my Unitarianism, Universalism, and Paganism, are the direct result of being a mother. In many ways my spiritual journey began when my sons were very young and my love for the

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)


UU Growth: Alternative #5 to Community Building Strategy

Disclaimer: We are never NOT building a community. Building up the community around what we are doing is an essential part of organized religion. However, we don't have to make that the central piece

3 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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Palm crosses: the result

Home and work life will be busy this week, so the blogging will be necessarily light. I hope y’all had a stirring Palm Sunday, and great prayers for Holy Week. Here are the palm crosses I made yesterd

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Christian Church Art and culture


Eventually this spiny seed case will open and spill out the start of new life. Not yet. For now it is just going to defend itself by being prickly. What do you find yourself defending by being prickly

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


I’ll Take Geek Favorites for $50, Art

The original men of Jeopardy!-- Anouncer Don Pardo, creator/producer Merv Griffith, and host Art Flemming. This week you will not be able to turn around without bumping into somebody’s Holy Day.   And

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

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March 30–Foundations: Forsaken?

At about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:34; Matthew 27:46  These are not comfort

8 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)


Please Stop and Get Milk

I am planning to eventually start a band with some friends called Milk Supply. Mostly with silly songs that kids and hipsters will like that parody very popular songs with milk. Another snippet would

8 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

Poetry Music Monday

The next Selma

LIFE: How the Black Lives Matter movement challenges Unitarian Universalists.

9 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Peach Yogurt

Antibiotics, like most of life, have unforeseen consequences. While it kills off an infection, the antibiotic is also attacking the 'good' flora a body needs. This is especially true when using broad-

9 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


Michigan Author Monday: D.E. Johnson

D.E. (Dan) Johnson’s literary debut, a historical mystery entitled The Detroit Electric Scheme, was published by St. Martin ‘s Minotaur in September 2010. The sequel, Motor City Shakedown, was publish

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Writing Michigan Books and Reading Writers

March 28

Yesterday was Comenius birthday, and if he were alive he would have been 423. Although born 100 years after Columbus discovered America, he had discovered the true continent of learning, which schools

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Spirituality Boom

The five Unitarian Universalist ministers that serve congregations in Westchester County all embarked on a pulpit rotation on Sun Mar 29. I went from White Plains up to Mohegan Lake. Mohegan Lake's mi

14 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

Pagan Philosophy, Pagan Ethics

My thoughts on Brendan Myers’ presentations on Pagan philosophy and Pagan ethics at last weekend’s OBOD Gulf Coast Gathering.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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There’s No Crying in Baseball

Just sayin’

18 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Truth and Meaning: Agenda Alert

We all face challenges in life. Taking classes, working at jobs, paying taxes, and a host of other responsibilities consume our time — time we might prefer to spend with loved ones and good friends. W

19 hours ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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2015 British Unitarian and Free Christian AGM begins

About now, the 2015 British Unitarian and Free Christian annual general meetings will be breaking for dinner, having already had its opener and first plenary session. There’s no streaming content, so

20 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

World Unitarianism and Universalism

Rebirth and Renewal

This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington. It explores the role of doubt during the winter times of our spirit. It was part of our mon

20 hours ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Selma Today

This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 29th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington. It reflects on the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma. A few weeks back, while I was in Selma

20 hours ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Le Pas au–delà (the step/not beyond) — a Palm Sunday meditation

A theme that one can see emerge in almost every reading of the Palm Sunday story (Mark 11:1-11 and parallels) speaks of the common situation in which many of the people who first gather to welcome any

21 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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mopping up...

Kings River substations site Following the SWEPCO debacle, that posed the threat of tearing our community apart, but brought it together in united opposition instead, we have a few mopping up exercise

23 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)