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Talking to the Clouds

“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.” ~Henry David Thoreau I believe in talking to the clouds. I believe that winter is too damn long, and that you can never have too much chocolate in t

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Lent, Day 15, St. Bernard on “Your Kingdom Come”

This covers “On Grace and Free Will,” Section 12 and 13. The point in this section is that, while we have total freedom from necessity — we do have free will — that no one is free from sin, and that p

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)

Lenten Obsesrvance

Identity Theft a New Novel Available Now

One of the characters in my new novel Identity Theft, which has just been released, is a touring musician. In one of his chapters he explains that there is a point of exhaustion that you reach on a na

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Identity Theft (Novel)

Thank you, Michael Piazza, for restoring my faith in church.

Dear Michael Piazza,* Thank you for restoring my faith in church. Oh, I don’t mean “a church”.  I have great confidence in the congregation I serve, after all, and I know there are other good faith co

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Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)

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Quote of the Day For the Talented Who Never Gain Fame or Fortune

“I figured out pretty quickly that attention to an artist, a song, a politician, or a religious leader has nothing to do with it being ‘deserved,’ as there are a lot of really great, talented people w

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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Selma Sunday and Everyday

Working for Justice is Our Constant Observance of 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches – which ultimately resulted in passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act – brings momentary renewed int

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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spring in step, even if it's not spring...

This day is absolutely lovely here in Arkansas. The snow is melting, and I woke up in the night thinking of woodworking. In particular, I received a new tank for boiling box sides for making Shaker, a

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Remembering Selma, messes and imperfections, General Assembly, and more

Arriving in Birmingham Many UUs are traveling this week to Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma. (See UU World ‘s coverage, “Unitarian Universalists return to Selma.” Lesl

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Interdependent Web

Death with Dignity: Lobby Day & What YOU Can Do

The views in this post are mine personally, not those of UUCF or the Social Action Committee. Please talk with any of the other Fredericktonians who joined me in Annapolis for their opinions. Back row

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Forgiving is Hard Until it Isn't

For most of my life I've had a hard time letting go. I would hold all the things so tight until my grippy knuckles turned white and suffocated the kitty. I'm loyal. Sometimes to a fault. It can be sai

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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If You Wanna Be Elected, First You Gotta Run…

For YA@GA co-facilitator! Are you a Unitarian Universalist young adult with experience building community with your peers and a love for national gatherings? Are you interested in shaping programming

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Silly String

The monthly theme at my church for March is Joy.  What to do with joy? With happiness? With Fun?   There’s a lot to take into consideration when presenting joy as your spiritual theme, not the least o

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Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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FUUN Church and Office are open today

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Column: Experience and Growth at the Spring Mysteries Festival

I first heard of the Eleusinian Mysteries in late 2009. Western Washington University (WWU) Pagans, I was told, always went to Spring Mysteries Festival and Hekate’s Sickle Festival, carpooling to the

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

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UU and ACIM - Becoming aware of Love's presence

It is written in the Introduction to A Course In Miracles: “The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

UU and ACIM

March 6–The Ready Room: Prayer

Prayer means many things to many people.  Prayer in a simplistic form might just mean asking for things.  Those things could range from the mundane (a parking place) to the most serious (saving the li

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Over Time

You are probably familiar with the idea that, given enough time, water can wear away even solid rock. But it is also true that wonderful structures of stalactites and stalagmites form over the ages be

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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World women’s suffrage

So much of women’s history in the United States focuses on a single, exhausting struggle: the fight for the right to vote, finally won in 1920 after several failed attempts to get it through Congress

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Play With Your Food!

My partner has been doing the low-carb thing. I'm still making bread once or thrice a week, but I'm also cooking an awful lot of veggies.  It's an excellent opportunity to get our vitamins and do some

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Unitarian Universalists return to Selma

NEWS: Hundreds of Unitarian Universalists are joining the jubilee commemoration of the civil rights campaign in Selma, Alabama, March 4–9, 2015.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)