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Don't Forget! Don't Forget!

Last night as I drove home, I realized that today would be the day. The day the car's odometer hit 22222, I adore palindromes, especially in numbers. Symmetry is pleasing. So I drove to co-op and the

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

No one sings in church any more

On the Sacred Harp Friends page on Facebook, Katie posted a link to a blog post by Thom Schulz, titled “Why They Don’t Sing on Sunday Anymore.” Schulz’s reasons why people don’t sing in church: too of

6 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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What is the Point? - Hope and the Chicago Cubs.

Delivered January 25, 2015 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitarian Universalist Association Congregation—Solana Beach, Ca (Lightly edited version) I reme

11 hours ago

Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Tattoos and children

This cracked me up: Why You Should Never, Ever Get a Tattoo (But Having a Baby is Fine). I particularly like #10: “You think you’re going to seem so cool walking around with one, but really most of th

11 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Not ‘At Risk’ But ‘In Risk’ (or Why #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter Are Not The Same)

Amy Hunter, who is the Racial Justice Coordinator for the YWCA here in St. Louis posted a tweet a few days ago that quoted Dr. Norm White, which said: Children are not at risk they are in risk. Risk i

11 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


To live in this world you must be able to do three things . . . and a walk in Wandlebury Woods

On Sunday I returned to a poem by one of my most favourite poets — one whose work I truly love, respect and, these days, find essential in the living of life — Mary Oliver. I mentioned there that her

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Sunday Services (February 2015)

Services for February 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: Loving-kindness February 1st: “Seeking the Golden Snitch” Sarah Pennington Pierce-Davis is wife to Kirk and

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Ethical Responsibility of Corporations

I am reading Lead with Humility by Jeffrey A. Krames.  It is about the leadership style of Pope Francis.  I barely read through the prologue when I came across a quote by Peter Drucker who wrote in hi

13 hours ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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The Platinum Rule

The story behind Valentine’s Day tells us of a tyrannical Roman Emperor who didn’t want his soldiers to marry and have families, and of a priest who defied the Emperor and performed weddings anyway. F

14 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Beloved Community Faith Formation At Home Faith Formation

A Satisfying Stretching of Spiritual Muscles

Let me guess:  it’s been a while since anyone asked you how the family you grew up in affects your spiritual outlook today.  But we talked about that in an Emerson covenant group. Years later, in a di

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


Now There’s a Pleasant Coincidence!

Turns out that the antiquarian Horace Walpole coined the word “serendipity. It is first found in a letter dated 28 January in 1754 that he sent to the American politician and education reformer Horace

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


An Honest Heretic: Religion, Science, & Dr. Joseph Priestley

The future free-thinking minister-scientist Joseph Priestley was born in 1733 to a strict Calvinist family, but by his early twenties he was already experimenting boldly with both theology and science

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 2: Religion Is About Three Things

What do Unitarian Universalists believe? We believe that your religion isn’t about what you believe. When Paul invented the religion we know as Christianity he put believing at the center. When Islam

20 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Welcome to Liberal Religion

Hey, Cash! Good morning! And happy birthday!

Maurice Dollison Jr was born on this day in 1941. He may be better known as Cash McCall. And best known for When You Wake Up… Happy birthday, Cash!

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Character Flaws

It is January 27th and my Christmas cactus hasn't bloomed yet. It's been showing signs for over a week now. It has oodles of buds, pink even! And this one putting on this hopeful show...this morning I

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Words matter. Silence matters more?

My service on Sunday was devoted to the idea that words matter, yet my closing benediction was this... "Sometimes it is the absence of words that matters. Hear these words by Jacob Trapp... 'If it is

1 day ago

Pullman Memorial Pastor's Blog (Site / Info)

bragging, just a bit.

The congregation I serve is so cool. Here are some short videos they made about what they did, and how they did things, while I was on sabbatical. It almost makes me wish I had stuck around! I am so g

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Concrete block rocket stove

This past Sunday, the middle school ecojustice Sunday school class cooked on rocket stoves. We based our stoves on design principles developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski, who is affiliated with the Aprove

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Why I’m Not a Materialist, Even Though Most of My Friends Think I Am One

Okay, I’ve found assuming if something presents in the world in a way that can be touched, well, then it can be measured, and tested. As such I’m pretty relentlessly a fan of the scientific method as

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Epitaph for the Disappointed I.

I thought it would be bigger Epitaph for the Disappointed II. Looks like a lot but it’s not

1 day ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)