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Some Thoughts on What Jesus Really Meant from a Jewish Unitarian Universalist Minister

Some Thoughts on What Jesus Really Meant from a Jewish Unitarian Universalist Minister Delivered December 21, 2014 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitaria

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Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Our year in photos

Our Christmas card missives seem to be a little smaller every year, but the photo collection is bigger than ever. See here: Photos of our year. Not quite so many as in last year's, but at 1200px wide

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Thinking of Murder

I find myself thinking of the tragic murders of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Police work is hard and dangerous. And I think about how the murderer, a troubled soul if there ever was one, cho

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


"Ma" Rainey—Mother of the Blues Checks Out

"Ma" Rainey and her Georgia Jazz Band in 1923, "Ma" Rainey had been retired from recording and touring since 1935 and had taken the money she earned from decades in show business to operate two local

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

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The times they are a-changing

With no need to factor in General Relativity, we know that time is relative; once a year in the life was all there was for me, and now it's a scant Babylonian fraction. My days, likewise, spin ever fa

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Hope 4

I see that our police culture often turns closed. Columnist David Brooks wrote that “a self-supporting and insular police culture develops: In this culture no one understands police work except fellow

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Pagan Community Notes: Pagan Environmental Coalition; The Koinon; Public Memorial for Pete Pathfinder and much more!

Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and n

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

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Truth and Meaning: Christmas Spirit

When my father was a boy, he considered an orange a special Christmas present. And while he grew up in relative poverty, he never considered his family poor. My grandfather was always able to find wor

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

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standing on end...

Yesterday I made a simple device to hole a cube on point so that it can be drilled from one end to the other. This was my third concept. Anyone with experience in the real world knows that drill bits

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Winter Escape 2015 Retreat

Submitted by Mary-Elizabeth Registration for the Winter Escape 2015 Retreat (WE’15) is now open!   Main website is https://sites.google.com/site/winterescapeuu/, which contains the registration link a

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Special Event EDITION: January 2015 Youth and Young Adults

Top Posts on Patheos Pagan in 2014

There’s been a lot of good writing on Patheos Pagan over the course of 2014. Here are my favorite posts, in no particular order.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Darkness and Silence

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. —Helen Keller When have you found wonder in darkness or silence? The Daily Compas

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


“Winter’s Turning” poem

Winter’s Turning      by Mary-Elizabeth Cotton   Though sometimes dark and dreary this is a time of trust. Unlike our ancestors we know the sun will return, Spring will come again both warmth and ligh

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Poetry EDITION: January 2015

December 22–The Kitchen: The Flavors of Chanukah

Jewish holiday is often centered around the kitchen, as it is tradition that the food we eat reflects the holiday we celebrate. What comes from this is a variety of rich traditions based in the kitche

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 3rd Principle

The where will be

I do not know when it will end, but history has given me the hint the where will be the beginning

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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When The Words Don't Come

I write a lot. Daily journaling, these small blog posts, and rather a lot of material for work. I like to think that my fluency is good and that I keep the words flowing.  Right up until the moment wh

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Rivera: Lack of diversity in UUA inspired her board service

NEWS: Christina Rivera began her three-year term on the UUA Board of Trustees in June 2014.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

'Let every heart prepare him room'

SPIRIT: We are, each of us, still filled with the same promise as a newborn baby.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

When Light Breaks In (Audio and text of my Christmas sermon)

This Sunday, I preached a sermon about Mary, God’s presence in the world as experienced in the person of Jesus, and how this can be understood in light of recent […]

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Window On Religion (Site / Info)

Written Reflections

The coast is now sea

The coast is now sea honeymooner footprints gone the special sand lays among coral, brilliant white where fish swim in the moonlight

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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