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My Daily Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, but giving thanks is an important part of daily spiritual practice. Rather than a holiday litany, I’d like to write about the things I give thanks for every day.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Gratitude: More families together

One week ago, President Obama issued an executive order that would stop the deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants. We asked several justice partners and UUs to share their thoughts, espe

2 hours ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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America:—What’s Your Mission Statement? (#Ferguson #Thanksgiving)

The British novelist Charles Dickens toured the US in the early 1840s. Dickens was considerably left of center and had a particular dislike for monarchy and social class. He wanted to see firsthand th

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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thanksgiving...

I am thankful each day to have a wood shop and the opportunity to share skill and creative capacity with a new generation. Yesterday I invited my great niece to join me in the wood shop to make tops,

3 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

On this #Ferguson #Thanksgiving, America:—What’s Your Mission Statement?

The British novelist Charles Dickens toured the US in the early 1840s. Dickens was considerably left of center and had a particular dislike for monarchy and social class. He wanted to see firsthand th

4 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Celebrating the Feast of Sts Barlaam & Josaphat

Today is our American Thanksgiving. And thanks to the way different holidays are marked out, in the case of Thanksgiving falling as it does on the fourth Thursday in November, this year also happens t

4 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Universalist mental exercise: tiny new convention!

OK, we’ve had our earnest mental exercise about what historic Universalist polity asks us to consider today. Now, a bit of fun. What’s the fewest number of Universalists it would take to create a new,

6 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Mission and Polity game

UUs do have a good sense of humor.

Are you a UU yahoo? As a former Roman Catholic I miss a lot of things about my old church like the liturgy which can be beautiful, and the sacraments which help people at times of life transitions. Bu

6 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Holy Humor

Remember the Giver

She came every morning to draw water Like an old bat staggering up the field: The pump’s whooping cough, the bucket’s clatter And slow diminuendo as it filled, Announced her. I recall Her gray apron,

7 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The Essentials—Murfin’s Thanksgiving Rules and a Poem, Damn It!

Does your Thanksgiving table look like this?  I didn't think so.  But if it does I will have to suppress a deep urge to parade your head around the town on a pike.... It’s Thanksgiving Day and no one

10 hours ago

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

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A Communal Thanksgiving Prayer

O, mutevoluble impassively listening Universe, System in which every point in spacetime has infinite inputs and causes, where every movement releases innumerable and incalculable outputs, we lift our

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Inner Light, Radiant Life (Site / Info)

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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving..

The pies are baked. The inlaws are here. Charlie Brown has been watched. Chairs have been counted (and folding chairs recruited.) My sons have fallen asleep on the couch, on either side of me. And I'm

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

November 27–The Kitchen: Thanksgiving

(If you do not have a Thanksgiving Day Prayer, you are invited to read aloud the following poem of Mary Oliver followed by the short reflection that follows.  Your own prayer may unfold from just the

13 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 7th Principle

The Wellspring of Decency

The wellspring of decency is loving this life in which people die, people suffer, there are limits, and we make mistakes.

13 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

How Much Do We Deserve?

A friend of mine says that the real secret to every sermon lies in the experience that made the minister want to preach it.

13 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

27 November 2014 Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving Day Potluck at All Souls Thursday (27 November 2014) at 2:00 PM Whether you are by yourself this Thanksgiving or your family simply doesn’t want to do all the cooking, you are welcome to

13 hours ago

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

The Question of Evil

What is it that makes something Evil, and not just really bad, or unfortunate, or wrong? And why does evil exist?

16 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

Sin Brought Me Back

Sin is what caused me to leave the church and give up religion, and sin is what brought me back.

17 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

The Gift of Sin

On a sunny day in September...a stern-faced, plainly dressed man could be seen standing still on a street corner in the busy Chicago Loop.

17 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

Books for Burma (or is it Myanmar?)

In just over a month, I depart for Burma.  Or Myanmar.  Same difference. At least that’s the answer I get from the couple of people with whom I have talked who are from there.  Given my left-leaning p

17 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Interfaith Travelogue Burma Christian-Buddhist Eboo Patel interfaith engagement Myanmar