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"I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." —Anne Lamott

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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24 May 2015 Sermon Podcast

“Infinity and Potential” by Amanda Lawrence

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

Bleg: how does the lectionary or church calendar work in once-a-month churches?

This is a blog-beg for preachers and ministers of any denomination who preach or have preached in churches that meet less than weekly, and who use a lectionary or observe a traditional church calendar

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Christian Church Preaching

Memorial Day: Expanding the Circle of Grieving

This is the sermon that I delivered at the First UU Church in Toledo, Ohio. May 24, 2015 Memorial Day Reading: From Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David Blight African Americans

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

‘I thought I was alone. But I’m not’

‘Depression is way too hard without also thinking you’re alone. I want youth and kids to know it’s okay, even good sometimes, to struggle.’

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Who Are You?

The word “identity” ultimately derives from a Latin word meaning “sameness.”  An identity is the cluster of traits that point to one individual remaining the same, identifiable individual over time. 

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)


Reboots, Remakes and The Craft 2.0

The Craft may be getting a reboot. As first announced by The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is “remaking the 1996 supernatural teen thriller, tapping up-and-coming horror filmmaker Leigh Janiak to write and

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

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On Not Waiting to be the Hummingbird (sermon)

On Not Waiting to be the Hummingbird: The Life and Death of Lee Hawkins First Parish Church of Groton May 24, 2015 Two decades ago, I had the chance to speak with the coordinator of my grandmother’s h

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Pentecost —The democratic state as a descendent of the Free Church of the Spirit

Readings: Acts 2:1-21 Our responsibility in Society ( The Essential JLA , Skinner House Books, 1998, pp. 163-164) by James Luther Adams We of the Free Church tradition should never forget, or permit o

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Central East: more interim ministers needed than available

Submitted without comment. An unlikely circumstance, given the fact there are far more ministers in Unitarian Universalist Association fellowship than settlements. But there you are. We are in an unpr

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalist Association ministers

May 24–Sanctuary: Holy Places

A sanctuarium was once a place where royalty kept things that were precious to him or her.  Later, it was a place for keeping objects sacred to a religion.  Later still, it came to define a specific p

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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asking for the return of shop classes...

Material for tiny boxes Sir Ken Robinson wrote an opinion piece for Time Magazine, Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class. I wish politicians and educational policy makers would wake up and pay att

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Ezra Bayda on True Contentment

TEN GUIDELINES TO TRUE CONTENTMENT Ezra Bayda Zen Center of San Diego Everyone wants to be happy, but rarely do simple formulas for happiness really help. To be genuinely happy—not just the superficia

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Throwing Sand

Anyone who has been to the beach with a child knows that sand in the air equals sand in the hair. If you have been to the beach with a child, you probably also know that there is no point in trying to

19 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

As promised to E, photos of Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, from my birding trip there yesterday. This wildlife area is huge. It covers about 25 square miles along the Sacramento River, and when you’re in

23 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Hidden Talents

My sons often play video games while talking to friends online. They have headsets so we do not have to hear the whole gaggle and the game.   But this also means that to get their attention we have to

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


from The Handbook by Epictetus

3. Keep in mind the nature of things: delightful things; useful things; beloved things . . . Start with something small—a cup perhaps. Think: if this breaks, I can bear the loss. Now—work on thinking

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #Stoicism

Ireland's Newest Beacon

Less than a year ago, we headed to Ireland for two weeks, arriving on the Dublin leg coincidentally on Pride Day. While most of the marchers and those at the Pride concerts were young, it's no exagger

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Marry in Massachusetts (Site / Info)

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Shooting Stars

A quick flash in the sky A shooting star, a dream Blink and it is gone The vision carried away Somewhere else, beyond But wait. Meteors hit the earth Carving a place For themselves So our dreams can W

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Well, nobody said governing would be easy

Scott Walker made news by saying he was "probably the most scrutinized politician in America," what with surviving a recall election, the triumphal union-busting and everything. The implication is, I

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)