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First Bloom

Behold, the first gardenia bloom of the season. Not the most lush or symmetrical, but given the weekend's storms, this seems miracle enough. The weather has been warm enough for flowers for weeks--I'v

1 hour ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

seasons

I See You Rekia Boyd…

I’ve just returned from an incredible, celebratory and relaxing time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  I am not rich and nor do I have a glamorous lifestyle.  I had a little money on a credit card, some de

4 hours ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Wheel Change

I sit at the roadside; The driver changes the wheel. I don’t like where I’m coming from. I don’t like where I’m going. Why do I watch this wheel-change Impatiently? Translated from the German of Berto

10 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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On Being an Advocate For the Earth

As Earth Day approaches Wednesday, we are encouraged to remember and lift up to what we can do for planet’s wellbeing.  Some, however, use the day to predict doom and catastrophe.  They lament about t

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Simplicity For You, For the Earth

For You Most of us have complicated lives. E-mails, phone calls, working long hours. Carrying the kids to music lessons, soccer practice, play dates or scouts – church. It’s a fast culture and just tr

11 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

simplicity

The Blank Screen

I did not update this blog last night. It wasn't that our power was out (that was Friday.) It wasn't that I couldn't get to my computer (it was next to me on the couch.) I just couldn't think of a sin

12 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

A Pauline Guide For The Liberal Church: The First Century Teaches The 21st

An Ancient Voice, Revealed Anew, For The 21 st Century: A Guide To Faith In The Margins From St. Paul For the Liberal Church Today Sermon at Unitarian Universalist Church of Stillwater, OK, April 19,

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The Welcome Table (Site / Info)

May’s Faith Formation Calendar

A PDF you can download and print: bringingthesacredcalendarMay 2015

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Are You Temporally Impoverished?

In Walden , Henry David Thoreau, one of our transcendentalist and Unitarian forebears, wrote about the call to simplicity: “Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

simplicity

LEARNING TO FALL A Meditation on the Stoic Way

LEARNING TO FALL A Meditation on the Stoic Way A Sermon by James Ishmael Ford 17 April 2015 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text You are composed of three things: body, breath and mind

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Sermon: Perception, Reality and Open Mindedness

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 4/19/15. It reflects on the spiritual implication of optical illusions.   Remember a few weeks back, I talked briefly

1 day ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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The Original Sacred Text and the Language It's Written In

THE ORIGINAL SACRED TEXT:   The Language “God” Really Talks Rev. Kit Ketcham, April 19, 2015             Over the past months, we’ve talked about the several sources of   Unitarian Universalism, which

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Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Maintenance or mission? — A problem with the current ecumenical situation in the UK or, "Would Jesus Join A Christian Church Today?"

The Memorial (Unitarian) Church in the evening sun READINGS: Luke 10:25-37 (The Good Samaritan) “Would Jesus Join A Christian Church Today?” from “Without Apology: Collected Meditations on Liberal Rel

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

Mission Address A. Powell Davies Christendom Churches Together ecumenical maintenance Post-Christendom Rev Dr David Cornick Unitarian and Free Christian Churches

Prayer for Early Spring

Spirit of Life, God of Many Names, Source of Trust As Winter finally gives way to Spring, may we pause before another turning of the wheel. Some of us are wrestling with hardship after hardship, illne

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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A grim day twenty years ago

Twenty years ago today, Timothy McVeigh blew up a truck bomb in front of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. I was in the middle of my ministerial internship not so far a

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Diluting the Message

Ever watch an R-rated movie on network  TV or basic cable, and realize that half the dialogue has been bleeped, omitted, or replaced? Zack and Miri Make a Porno is on Comedy Central and it's actually

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

movies

This Week's Prayer

Thank you, Earth. Thank you for air. The sunshine: Morning rising beauty of hope, Evening setting grace of gratitude. My brain processes the light that comes from the sky as blue – I’m not clear on wh

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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A Hot Cup

Unlike other spiritual practices, you don’t have to work to be vulnerable.    You can cultivate gratitude or compassion.   You can develop your understanding of forgiveness or humility.   Vulnerabilit

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Piedmont Preacher (Site / Info)

Elhanan Winchester commemorated

Universalist minister Elhanan Winchester died this day in 1797. Though less well known than “the father of Universalism” John Murray, Winchester deserves a place in our consciousness because he risked

2 days ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Dark

"Let's see- what flavors do we got? Cinnamon apple...French vanilla...pumpkin pie. Oh, we got to do that!" Another night of thunderstorms and tonight we've lost electricity. The guys are enjoying the

3 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)