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Retiring

I have never been retiring Shy sometimes Lazy even Fearful before courage comes But never retiring Even in that brief year When I was technically retired. The prophet Jeremiah Spent much of his life A

55 minutes ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Poetry Religion and Spirituality

The Most Accessible and Holistic Movement -- what would it take?

UU churches and congregations should devote their energies and resources to caring for the hundred of thousands, if not millions of people who hungry to participate in  social movements for radical so

5 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

We’re not here for you to validate us…

So, my dear Unitarian Universalist Christians, see if this sounds familiar. You let your Christian faith be known at church or fellowship or what-have-you and someone asks “how does that work?” or “ha

6 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Christian faith Unitarian Universalist family matters

Drafts

Once in a while I have thoughts for a blog post and I start writing, only to realize that it is not ready. Perhaps it's an idea I'm still processing, intellectually or emotionally.  Sometimes the post

13 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

hope Writing

Meeting Report May 2015

General Assembly: PSC private meetings were set for Thursday morning and Saturday morning during the plenary sessions. We are also arranging times when persons who are considering applying may meet wi

20 hours ago

UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)

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Old House

An old house knows What time can do And how to survive The storms, the rain, the wind Timbers creak The roof is patched Termites have nibbled where they would Ah, but in basement Memories are stored W

1 day ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Poetry

Happy Birthday, Bob!

Leslie Townes Hope, better known to my parents and my generation as Bob Hope would have been one hundred and twelve today.

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Chanted Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra is one of the two most popular of the Prajnaparamita Sutra cycle, Mahayana Buddhist spiritual texts particularly associated with the Zen way. It has been said reading or hearing this

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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from The Handbook by Epictetus

11. Whatever happens, do not say, “I have lost it.” Merely say, “It has gone on again.” Tagged: #Stoicism

1 day ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #Stoicism

Binges

In trying weeks a bit of distraction can be a blessing. This week it's Call the Midwife. Thank goodness for Netflix.

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

"the most holistic and accessible movement for radical transformation"

"Unitarian Universalism should be the most accessible and holistic movement for the radical  transformation of our culture." Start with the goal: we want the radical transformation of our culture. Jus

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Campus Injustices and Summer Homework

Living near three college campuses—and our town high school—I am always very aware at this time of year that graduation is upon us. The side streets are jammed with overflow parking, the sidewalks are

1 day ago

UUWF (Site / Info)

Blog

Banshees

The banshees scream In rage and despair Talons ready to rend Your soul Wings open in the night Turning dreams to fear Walk boldly Love the banshees It is not their fault But keep your distance There a

1 day ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Poetry

people are not hot potatoes.

Last week, I officiated at the memorial service for a 99+ year old woman. Though raised Methodist, she and her first husband found the Unitarian faith when they were young adults, and they immersed th

2 days ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

UUA polity Stewardship Public Theology

At the Speed of Internet

I had hoped to write this sooner. That has been my mantra all month. It’s not that I do not want to write, or that I have not got anything to say; it’s that writing takes time, and so do … Continue re

2 days ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections credentialing process blog maintenance unfinished

A writing evolution (3)

The third shift in my writing and preaching in the past several years can be summed up simply: more courage. I’m accessing deeper truths in myself and speaking about the things that I see as most impo

2 days ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Life in Maine

As I was driving home yesterday, a few cars were stopped on the road, and three women were out of their cars standing close to the edge of the pavement.  I slowed down and stopped too.  Then I saw tha

2 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality Earth Awake to Earth Maine Turtle

Getting Started: A Tiny Meditation on How Things Begin (and with that, How they End…)

As someone interested in the history of religions, I’ve observed how they often have multiple points of origin. So, for instance the Unitarian movement in North America might be said to have started w

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Religion American Style (and the Church of Crazy)

Off the Boat and Out of the Box Let’s face it, the United States has produced some way-crazy religions. Not to name any names, but anybody can name names . . . way crazy. Sometimes, when I hear from s

2 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality Unitarian Universalist politics values diversity Faith Development Power Evangelism

The Last Place You Look

That time when an important binder goes missing only to show up in a box of craft supplies... including the stash of empty tequila bottles for bath salts.

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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