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HEAVEN & HELL: A Love Story

HEAVEN AND HELL A Love Story 1 March 2015 James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text One day while walking quietly together, out of the silence the Buddha’s attendant Anan

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


an odd position...

I find myself in an odd position that I suspect will sort itself out in time.  We began using the 3-D printer in school because I wanted students to begin to understand the process of designing work.

4 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Thank you, Governor

The new Sunday paper on the driveway provided a nagging reminder that last Sunday's was still in the "vacation pack" pile on the table, part of the "catching up process" that will doubtless wane to a

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Theme Questions for March – Compassionate Creativity

Questions for Consideration … Choose 1, live it for the month, & see what happens.   Question 1: What is one creative avenue that you have always wanted to explore? Book yourself an artist date each w

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The Grove (Site / Info)

GROW theme questions

Eating Cake with Holocaust History and Mr. Spock

This past Tuesday some conservative Texas state lawmakers joined by the Lt. Governor of Texas and other conservative leaders held a ceremonial cake cutting celebrating the 10th anniversary of legislat

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Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and news of interest to modern Pagans out there – more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round t

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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The Oldest Protestants—Those Moravians

Seal of the Moravian Church. Readers of this blog are an educated and sophisticated bunch, which is why you flock to this page in unprecedented numbers.   In particular, many of you are very savvy abo

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

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Do UUs need God?

A Unitarian Universalist was running late for his own wedding. He sped to the church and circled the parking lot three times looking for a parking spot. Frustrated, the man became religious and pleade

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Holy Humor

Do UU ministers manifest an awareness of the inner altar?

Richard Trudeau writes in his book, Universalism 101, "I call on my fellow UU ministers - and, recognizing that it can be hard for old dogs to learn new tricks, I especially call on UU seminarians - t

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Liberation from Body Shame

In her poem “homage to my hips,” Lucille Clifton says: these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don’t like to

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Consider once more the fowls of the air: On letting Christian language go in the spirit of Jesus (Part 2)

Because the north Norfolk coast is well-known for its astonishingly rich variety of bird-life, spending two weeks in Wells-next-the-Sea inevitably calls one into a contemplation and consideration of t

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Into the Sea

There is a fine edge between fear and a thrill. Sometimes the difference between terror and excitement depends on having someone you trust who will hold your hand as you walk forward into the unknown.

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


March 1–The Ready Room: My Work

My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—    equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.* It st

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle The Ready Room

Making Out To Nina Simone, & The Ill-Fated Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

8:55pm It never feels so good as when it feels so bad to feel so good. Though it was several years ago now, the memory is still quite clear. I had traveled into the city to visit you; we had been dati

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

A Theology of #SexUUality

Unitarian Universalists have a long history of courage in tackling issues around human sexuality—from campaigning for human rights, to pioneering innovative work in the Our Whole Lives sexuality curri

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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“Total Consolation in the Face of Death”

Today I’ll say a little more about Sam Harris’ lecture on death and religion, which is available on YouTube. According to Harris, one reason theists are uncomfortable with atheists is that atheism den

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Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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Winning His Battle with Brain Cancer: A Good Man Has Died

Yesterday, my friend Mark Green died.  We knew each other in college.  In our first year, we narrowly avoided a one-night stand without loss of dignity or friendship.  In later years, at mutual friend

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Inside the Black Box

The nice thing about a book borrowed from the library is that you've got a deadline to motivate progress. New books have shorter schedules, and I just finished an excellent "14 day" checkout (with a p

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March 2015 Newsletter Available

The March 2015 newsletter is now available online.

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

1 March 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 March 2015) at 11:00 AM for “A Celebration of Women” by Kate Archer Kent. This morning, we are delighted to welcome Kate Archer Kent — News Producer for Red River Radio — a

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