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Sharing the light

  From Westwood’s solstice celebration on Sunday… Photo by David W., Poem by Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet, Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: Winter solstice

2 hours ago

The Grove (Site / Info)

winter solstice REST

Marry Christmas to all.

Merry Christmas to all, and to the birdies, too. The photo is of my new bird feeder stand, one of two now attached to our deck. The first feeder has been so busy, a second was necessary. This support

2 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Church Office Closure Information

The Church Office will be closed Thursday, December 24th through Monday, January 5th.  For pastoral emergencies, please contact Lisa Pasto-Crosby at p-c@mindspring.com or 615-383-4690.  To report Chur

3 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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A Call to Increase the Number of Wise Persons on Christmas Eve

Tonight, as part of the adult Christmas Eve service, I will be reading Rev. Mark Belletini’s take on the birth of baby Jesus. By the time I read it, it will be the forth version in which I have played

4 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Universalist individualism versus identitarian collectivism

@iamcuriousblue got me thinking about universalism, identitarianism, individualism, and collectivism by tweeting this in response to Identitarians versus Universalists: The thing with identitarianism

6 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Universalism socialism identitarianism

Charles Dickens, His Christmas Carol, & Those Three Spirits: a Christmas Eve Meditation

I find myself thinking of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, and how it has come to shape so much of what we in our contemporary culture all understand Christmas to be about. Some of my friends read th

9 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The reviews are in

On the internet, no one knows you're a tout, even though that would seem the default assumption for "word of mouth" endorsements these days. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't. That's

9 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship (24 December 2014)

Please join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service — Wednesday (24 December 2014) at 6:30 PM. This service is a service of lessons and carols with Rev. Susan Smith and Rev. Barbara Jarre

10 hours ago

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

The tools that the hands hold...

The tools that the hands hold, hold the hands, and guide them through the development of self. That was the point made by W. S. Harwood in his description of "Sloyd: The Swedish Manual-Training System

11 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Remarkable Truce of a Century Ago

Suppose they gave a war and nobody came?  It sounds like a holiday fantasy.  But the truth is that human kindness is always waiting to break out, making “peace on earth, goodwill to all” much more tha

11 hours ago

REVOLUTIONARY SPIRITS: Faith, Politics, Opinion (Site / Info)

Asheville Newspaper Sues Police over Surveillance Videos

Asheville, North Carolina – A Gardnerian coven recently posted a video of its 1996 public Samhain ritual that it claims was made by local police. The video is one of an estimated 100 surveillance vide

11 hours ago

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

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Over the River and Through the Woods

A version of this post was originally published in June 2012, but since many of us are traveling over the river and through the woods during the holidays, it seems to be fairly apropos. As they say, i

12 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Family happiness

Honoring My Teachers

In traditional Buddhism, even Western Buddhism, there is typically attention to lineage and one’s teachers. In respected circles, one cannot become a teacher unless one has received transmission or en

12 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Snug in Their Beds

For a precious moment, all is still. The children are finally asleep. Everything that needs to be assembled has taken on its proper form, and the mysterious extra screw is put away. Santa has, mysteri

15 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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December 24–The Kitchen: Chanukah’s gift

It is tradition to gift Chanukah gelt (money). While the origin of this tradition is wrapped, somewhat, in mystery, there are a few possibilities. The lights of Chanukah are only meant to spread the s

15 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 3rd Principle

Christmas Eve When Traitorous Peace Broke Out

Note:   Today is the 100th anniversary of what became known as the Christmas Truce on the Western Front in France in the first year of World War I.   General interest in the bloody conflict that usher

15 hours ago

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

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Not that we're getting old, but...

Young Frankenstein turned forty this year.

21 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Tuesday night class #2 - How to love your enemy.

21 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Tuesday night class

Healing in the darkness…

Beloveds, may peace and a time for some internal housecleaning be yours in this holiday season. Until the new year, with gratitude, Rev. Deanna  

1 day ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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What are we defending?

Quote from a Bernie Sanders quickmeme, over the punchline "Let's get our priorities right": "Congress provides some $600 billion for defense spending - almost as much of the rest of the world combined

1 day ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)