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Another New Beginning!

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING IN STORE              Over the past six years, as I’ve gotten to know you pretty well, both as a member of the congregation and as your minister in residence, I’ve felt welcomed

1 week ago

Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

That "Letting Go" Sigh

Asking myself: What exactly do we do when we "let go"? It occurs to me that: We sigh. Sighing is the physical correlate of letting go. Or is it? I gave Science a call. Science and I chat regularly. Sh

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Thoughts about Ministry

I have been reflecting about ministry differently these days, something that I suppose is natural as I have retired relatively recently from serving a congregation.  I had health issues to deal with,

1 week ago

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

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Ingathering: Present to Our Vision

[Service at 10:45 a.m.] Our vision as a community is a statement of faith in who we wish to become.  But, to fulfill our vision, we must keep it in our consciousness.  And we must know who we are now.

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Sermons

Social Circles

We’ll start our new adult programming with the first of our monthly “Social Circles” — tables for coffee and socializing centered on varying topics of shared interest: parenting talk, knitting and han

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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The second of five, very short, morning reflections on the philosophy of Epicurus for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

 Talk 2—Losing our fear of an afterlife (Hear the talk for a limited period of time at this link. The piece starts 21 minutes 50 seconds into the programme and finishes three minutes later.) In the 3r

1 week ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Nemessētichon—keeping misfortune and guilt apart

A statue of Nemesis READINGS: §78 “Daybreak” (1881) by Friedrich Nietzsche (trans. by R. J. Hollingdale, CUP, 1997, pp. 47-48) Justice which punishes.   — Misfortune and guilt — Christianity has place

1 week ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Deep Fun: Emptying

A passage from Alice Hoffman’s book called Here on Earth has been working its way through my heart lately. The book’s main character is returning to the town she grew up in. On the way to her old hous

1 week ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Obscure Unitarians: “Mr. Wolff”

A “Mr. Wolff” served on the Committee of Ushers of the old Unitarian Church in Palo Alto in 1908. Who was this man, mentioned only once in the extant records of that long-defunct church? A likely cand

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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SILLY, SAD, SORRY SARAH

             Should this be deemed a bridge too far in current political discourse–don’t even get started with me.           Fallout from the Trump presidency has dumped a ton of filth on our national

1 week ago

Ichabod's Kin (Site / Info)

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“New Every Morning” for radio worshipers

I’ve neglected my public writing far too long, but neither have I had much to say. About a month ago, I started reading documents related to World War Two. This is not a new interest, but the occasion

1 week ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Technology Worship broadcast

Going Back to School

I have a feeling of glee because I am taking a class at the University of Southern Maine.  Well, actually I am auditing it.  I discovered that anyone 65 and over can audit classes almost for free (com

1 week ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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The Valley of the Shadow (#ArethaHomegoing Reflection 2)

Some things about Aretha’s homegoing didn’t really hit until the next day. Rev. Jesse Jackson’s words was one of them. Linda Brown died earlier this year (in March, if I’m remembering correctly). Her

1 week ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Daily Bread (Week 20)

              Meals are getting a tad more interesting as I vary the veggies and lean meats at dinner.  My breakfast is pretty much now always a non-fat Greek yogurt, some blueberries or raspberries,

2 weeks ago

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

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UUWF Signs On to Interfaith Letters Opposing Supreme Court Nominee

Despite calls to delay hearings on this administration’s second chance to shape the Supreme Court for years to come until after the November elections, or at least until after Senators have had the ch

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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Incompetent to serve

I’m going to give a long answer to a short question: Is Donald J. Trump competent to serve as president? No way. He has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and it renders him incompetent to be pr

2 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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In the Interim, September 2018

Dear Members and Friends of First Houston: It is great to be with you and to be in the city of Houston. I am looking forward to my time with you as the congregation moves through its transitional peri

2 weeks ago

Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Dear SBNR

Dear "Spiritual But Not Religious" person, I'm encouraged by the interest in spirituality, in spiritual growth and development. There are lots of ways to walk a spiritual path: books, classes, spiritu

2 weeks ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Crowns and Church Fans (#ArethaHomegoing Reflection 1)

Multiple streams of the Black church flow through me. I grew up in the evangelical/conservative wing of the Disciples tradition. My mother, her sister, and her brother grew up Methodist. And while non

2 weeks ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Loving the Body

Today is a day when I chose to stop my plans and just love my body and follow what it needed.  My teachers were our cats Billie and Sassy who were having a cuddle and a nap in the sun on the bed, wash

2 weeks ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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