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Year in Review: 2014

In the middle of things. Still. Always. I was tempted not to write a “year in review” this year, because it’s been challenging and many of the things that came up are as yet unresolved and uncertain.

6 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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Contrast — In praise of John Hornbeck's new photography app

Over the past two years I've almost completely switched from using my camera to using either my iPad or iPhone. Clearly it would be possible to get into all the pro and cons of this as well my compete

7 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Doug Phillips Receives Dharma Transmission Within the Zen Tradition

I’m so pleased to be able to announce that on the evening of December 20th, I completed denbo, formal Dharma transmission with Doug Phillips, authorizing him as an independent Zen teacher. Doug and I

16 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Give to a ministerial discretionary fund

This is the time of the year — after Christmas, before New Year — when I review my charitable giving and either try to do just a bit more, or make up for lost opportunities. So I review what’s touched

17 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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All Things In Their Own Time

Prepping a brisket I had a grand plan for Christmas day. A brisket would smoke on the grill in ten to twelve hours, the recipe told me. I woke up around 4 AM to get it started, so we could have  an ea

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Remembering the 2004 tsunami

A merry Christmastide to you all. Now returning to the regular blogging. Please remember in prayer the dead from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and the people who survive them. About 230,000 people di

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Why Come To Church More Often

Why should you come to church more often? Because you want to. I hear this from my congregants all the time. That it’s hard to come on Sunday mornings–people want to sleep in, they have lots to do–but

1 day ago

Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes | Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

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Birthdays (January 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in December!  They are: Robin Van Tine Esther Sherman Kathy Black Alice Callahan Cathy Coley Ava Strom Andy A

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Merry Christmas

Yes, we do have a lobster ornament on our Christmas tree.

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Pop Culture Christmas

Many talents

Not only do I have a winged pig, but he's made of steel. That means magnets stick to him. Useful when it's 5:30 AM and you need a place to put your thermometer... Happy holidays, all!

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

My Favorite Music of 2014

Writing about my favorite new music of 2014 immediately poses a conundrum. What am I to do when the best two albums of this year, by far, are from bands whose names are so profane that I can’t print t

2 days ago

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Happy Birthday, Bob!

According to the good folk at Wikipedia the very first record of a Christmas celebration took place in Rome on this day in 336. While it is past unlikely Jesus was born on this date, one of the heroes

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Expectance

I posted on our Unitarian Universalist Facebook page this question: Imagine that the world never heard of Jesus or Christianity. And imagine that this December 25th is the birth of a special child des

2 days ago

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

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A Retelling of the Birth of Jesus

This is a story of mystery and intrigue. All stories, even the story of your own life, begin with mystery and intrigue. For no one knows at the beginning of the story how a story will end, no one, not

2 days ago

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

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Shepherd is still a tough job

Last Sunday after the worship service, which was the Christmas Pageant, I did what clergy usually do: I had coffee, struggled to refrain from the cookies and other diet wrecking monsters at fellowship

2 days ago

Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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The ‘Ol Heave Ho Ho

You’ve seen them spilling off the paved trail into the woods; you’ve seen them in parks; across sand dunes; wherever people go. There’s no standard English phrase for them. A couple of terms are “desi

2 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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How can we let the manger be both empty and full, respecting them both, being still in their presence, and letting them speak in their own ways?

The view this morning from the Manse in Cambridge Throughout Advent I have been suggesting to you that we may take John the Baptist to have been encouraging his hearers to prepare and develop in the w

2 days ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Christmas Eve Homily: Let Christmas Come

I had an electrician at my house Monday morning for a repair. He knows what I do for a living, and he asked me if I was ready for Christmas Eve service. “It’s only Monday,” I replied. “I still have a

2 days ago

Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes | Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

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Easy Appetizer - Grilles Portabella Pizzas

Take one portabella per person. Clean gently, and pop the stem end off.  Brush the portabella caps with oil of choice (I smash a little garlic in the oil), salt, and set aside while the grill gets hot

3 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

A Christmas Eve Meditation

A CHRISTMAS EVE MEDITATION 24 December 2014 James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island We’ve just received a lovely letter from our sister congregation in Transylvania, written

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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