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Care of the Soul

“Turn your wounds into wisdom,” says Oprah Winfrey. She’s on the same page as countless others. “Do you not see,” said the poet John Keats, writing hundreds of years earlier,” how necessary a world of

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Bubbly

Even in hard times, there are moments when we get a slight fizzing in the blood, joy bubbling up from wherever it is that joy resides. The trick is to keep watch for those moments of lightness, and to

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The World’s First Movie Studio—So Cramped it Was Named for a Paddy Wagon

On February 1, 1893 Thomas Edison completed construction of what was the world’s first film production studio building to accommodate making product for his new money-making project—ultimately the pub

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

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Quiet Service

The church I serve has this half court in the back parking lot.  It's a simple, relatively inexpensive, and passive community service. Most every Saturday there are games going on out there.  We also

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Dear What Is: We don’t always notice the reality we are in the middle of – like fish that forget about water because they are always immersed in it. We would like to notice. Wonder and beauty surround

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Nashville Evangelical MegaChurch Declares Full Acceptance Of LGBT Members

I grew up as a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian. In high school I remember writing letters to newspapers stating that "homosexuality is a sin" as my country (Canada) was debating same-sex marriag

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

Spiritually Speaking: What Are You Sowing?

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” ― Mahatma Gandhi    I must admit that there are times when considering the state of the world I long for a c

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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

Please join us on Sunday (1 February 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Finding the Need for Peace” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. Join us as we welcome Barbara back to the pulpit this morning. The All Souls choir will

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

1 February 2015 Adult Religious Education

Please join us on Sunday (1 February 2015) as we resume our discussion of Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by  Matthew Stewart. We will be covering Chapter 5 (“Self-Evident

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

Just business (as usual)

Robert Reich, posted on Facebook: "At most, according to the State Department’s initial review, the Keystone XL pipeline would create 35 permanent jobs. But it would wreak dangerous environmental da

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February 2015 Newsletter Available

The February 2015 newsletter is now available online.

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

Interview with Carey McDonald: the UUA.org launch

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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fingerjointing boxes and smalll chests...

This morning in the wood shop I made a new jig for routing over-sized finger joints for large boxes and small chests. It is simply made and works on the order of the Gifkins Jig. The matching parts ar

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Long, Happy Life of Mr. Cub

Note:   I began to draft this upon learning of Ernie’s death.   But I couldn’t get it finished in time for a straight obit, so I finished it and am posting it now on his birthday.   I don’t think he w

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Truth and Meaning: To the Moon

I was 13 when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon. I remember sitting around the television with my family, all of us in rapt attention. Successfully landing on the moon was a monumental ac

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backward Bloom...

The following is from InformEd, an online commentary for educators, an article on Bloom's Taxonomy that I'd been asked to reference in the blog. I've done it, but not in the way they intended. "Broken

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Guest Post: Imbolc’s Invitation

[As this is the weekend that many Pagans celebrate Imbolc, we are taking a pause from our regular schedule and have invited Erick Dupree to share his thoughts on the seasonal celebration. Dupree is th

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

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Remembering Thomas Merton Just for a Moment

Thomas Merton was born on this day in 1915. While it is conventional among Christian churches to acknowledge their holy ones on the day of their death, when they go on to the heavenly reward, me, I va

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Get Ready for Love: National Standing on the Side of Love Day is just around the corner!

2015 marks the sixth year we have re-imagined Valentine’s Day as “National Standing on the Side of Love Day,” when the very heart of the Standing on the Side of Love campaign comes to life. On this da

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

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Take a Leap

You can prepare. You can contemplate. You can weigh options, and list pros and cons. You can do a cost/benefit analysis. But if you’re on the end of the high dive, at some point you have to jump. What

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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