When you read the 1899 and 1935 Universalist basis of fellowship, you realize the talk of anti-creedal absolutism isn’t right, or isn’t quite right. But what did Universalist ministers (and presumably
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I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the
(This is a work in progress — expecting to edit but really like the idea.) My Dear Aunt Sally learn it in school Multiplication Division Adding Subtracting So 8*5/4-3 = 40/4-3 = 10-3 = 7 My Dear Aunt
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“Meditation, like a cool lake, has room for all the unexpected birds.” - Jacob Trapp (Unitarian Universalist, clergy) quoted by Kathleen Rolenz, Sources of Our Faith
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"Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and..."
“Sentiment lies back of all achievement. It is the dynamite that stimulates to noble endeavor and glorious action.” - Quillen H. Shinn (Universalist, missionary, clergy) quoted in William H. McGalufl
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During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement. It was poi
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We are taking advantage of the anniversary of the William Shakespeare’s deathback home in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23 1616 at the age of almost exactly 52. I say almost exactly because his bir
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I had an amazing dream this morning. I was standing on top of a city that consisted of a collection of small houses, which we realised would have to be turned into a tower for defensive reasons. Just
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About 15 years ago I reached some kind of crack in the sidewalk of my life--nothing discernible happened, or at least nothing stands out in my memory. I just decided that if I really couldn't eat anyt
For about ten years my kids did not eat dairy. There were good health-related reasons for this at the time, but it was never easy. Restaurant kids' meals are full of mac'n'cheese, pizza, cheeseburgers
"What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or euphemistic,..."
“What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or...
Her mobility is not hindered by the fact she is not walking. She crawls, gets to her destination, pulls her self up, and cruises along the walls. She is as tenacious as she is curious. Her eyes sparkl
The Commission on Appraisal laid it out in their report "Who Is In Charge Here." UU ministers have very little positional authority: authority that comes to them simply because they are the minister.
On March 9th, 2014, Tom Robertson led worship with an improv theme. He drew on his experience as an improv […]
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Sometimes when talking about free speech and tolerance, someone will proudly say they're intolerant of intolerance. Sometimes when talking about hate, someone will say they hate haters. I've been that
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One of my favorite new practices for reading and recentering is to enter the “reader” function on my blog site and click on one of the categories I have used, to see what shows up. This being two days
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We don’t make changes in our lives so we can love the Earth, we love the Earth so we’ll make the changes we need to make.
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Some short poems I wrote yesterday. The first was from a goddess moon postcard I got from Ryk McIntyre for a poems from a postcard chapbook project. Did so many versions. After talking to someone yest
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Today, Andorra became the 10th country in the Council of Europe to ratify the Istanbul Convention (text of the convention here). The document establishes definitions and legal standards for domestic v
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