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To live in this world you must be able to do three things — a this-worldly understanding of immortality

Trees and a bench at Wandlebury on Monday Last Monday I took myself off into the beautiful woods at Wandlebury. Although it was a cold, damp and overcast day I was very pleased to be out of the house

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

Death Address Mary Oliver Paul Wienpahl Wandlebury Country Park funeral George Santayana Henry Bugbee Spinoza The Inward Morning

Care of the Soul

“Turn your wounds into wisdom,” says Oprah Winfrey. She’s on the same page as countless others. “Do you not see,” said the poet John Keats, writing hundreds of years earlier,” how necessary a world of

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Nature Sermons and Homilies Spiritual Growth and Development Human Nature Vocation and Calling Health and Wellness Care of the Soul Thomas Moore

Quiet Service

The church I serve has this half court in the back parking lot.  It's a simple, relatively inexpensive, and passive community service. Most every Saturday there are games going on out there.  We also

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Dear What Is: We don’t always notice the reality we are in the middle of – like fish that forget about water because they are always immersed in it. We would like to notice. Wonder and beauty surround

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Truth and Meaning: To the Moon

I was 13 when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon. I remember sitting around the television with my family, all of us in rapt attention. Successfully landing on the moon was a monumental ac

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

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Remembering Thomas Merton Just for a Moment

Thomas Merton was born on this day in 1915. While it is conventional among Christian churches to acknowledge their holy ones on the day of their death, when they go on to the heavenly reward, me, I va

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Love and Guts

My husband adores chopped liver. I inherited his grandmother's recipe, and once or twice a year I set aside my visceral dislike of that particular organ meat, and make him a batch. I'm prepping a turk

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

food connection

Recognition and Thanks

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard “Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law. This is our great covenant: to live together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Love gratitude community covenant Stewardship commitment For all that is our life! Volunteerism


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RevSean (Site / Info)

Welcome to Liberal Religion, 4: Justice, Social Incarnation, Hope

Third smooth stone of liberal religion: Justice. "Religious liberalism affirms the moral obligation to direct one’s effort toward the establishment of a just and loving community. It is this which mak

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Welcome to Liberal Religion

Birthdays (February 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in February!  They are: Nan Procyson George Fiscella Barry Campbell Milyn King Westley Joseph Joe Luke Rebecc

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: February 2015 Birthdays

Recalling the Great Heart

It was on this day in 1948 that Mohandas Gandhi, called the Mahatma, the great heart was assassinated. Someone worth recalling at any time, but these days perhaps we need to remember him even more…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Degrading gracefully

A few years ago, graceful degradation was the goal for web design. Web browsers weren’t created equal (and aren’t, though it’s better now), and what might look beautiful in one browser may fail to loa

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Mission and Polity

Drawing: best of (part 7)

I know why I chose this one among hundreds of drawings: because of how much it conveys with how little. The next one, though? I have no idea why I included it. Limbs as stiff and flat as if they’d bee

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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  Sourdough experiments happen a couple of times a week right now. I'm finding that the Dutch over method gives a great crust--you leave the lid on the pot for the first half hour for an internal stea

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Drawing: best of (part 6)

All of these are about light, and take several different approaches to getting light to show up on paper. It is so hard for me to leave parts of the paper blank. I’m looking at this person’s skin, and

2 days ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

art journal figure drawings

What is the Hokey Pokey All About?

When I was a social worker/home visitor and got paid for playing with toddlers, I worked in a community that was predominantly Spanish-speaking.  This means that I learned a couple of songs in Spanish

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Twas on this day in 1845 that “the Raven” is published in New York’s Evening Mirror…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The UUA Board is Trying Again to Eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. Don’t Let Them Do It.

Well…..they’re at it again. There’s a new push to eliminate the Commission on Appraisal. The last time this was tried was a little over 5 years ago, and at that time they were also trying to eliminate

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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The Bigness of our Littleness: Humanism and Individualism

  Late in his life the philosopher Richard Rorty—well known to be an atheist—was asked by an interviewer if he could define “holy.” I suppose the interlocutor thought Rorty would be stumped by the que

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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