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Frankie in a Dream

It is odd How sometimes People from your past Come to you in dreams. Frankie died some years ago Both her children too Are gone now. We worked together for years In our good government jobs (They were

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

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When it comes to spiritual consciousness are most Americans asleep?

The mission of UU A Way Of Life ministries is to sanctify the world by helping people become holy. Most people are spiritually asleep when it comes to their spiritual consciousness. The third principl

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Searching for Truth and Meaning

Our fourth principle encourages us to pursue “A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning”. What is the meaning of “truth” and how do we interact with others once we find our own truth? Can we

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Asparagus Update

What a pleasure to finally complete the asparagus beds, along with setting pavers and stones into the area under our outdoor water spigot! With so much always “in process” in the garden, little comple

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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A Small Meditation on Zen in North America After the Great Die Off of Boomer Practitioners

    Not long ago I had a Skype conversation with my old friend the scholar and author Rick McDaniel. His books are wonderful narrative accounts of Zen, tracing it over various volumes from China to Ja

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 8/19/18 and looks at the importance of spiritual practices.   I just came across a favorite fake quote of mine as Fac

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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Donald Trump is a racist…duh.

Donald Trump is a racist.  Not a surprise, not news (fake or otherwise) this is a fact.  He is also not the first racist to occupy the Oval Office.  The troublesome part is that there are so many peop

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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top box

I have been working on the chapter of my woodworking with kids book that is about box making. It is a rich subject area. If you can make a box, you can make most other things from wood. Boxes invite p

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Song of Sabbath

“Thrush song, stream song, holy love That flows through earthly forms and folds, The song of Heaven’s Sabbath fleshed In throat and ear, in stream and stone, A grace living here as we live, Move my mi

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Knowing Through Practice, Experience, and Results

The first time your spell brings results, you’re likely to dismiss it as a coincidence. The second time you’ll dismiss it as confirmation bias. But after the ninth or tenth or fiftieth time, the resul

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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The Matinee Idol in Woody Guthrie’s Shadow—Cisco Houston

Cisco Houston in a professional head shot glossy from the 1950's/ He should have been way more famous.   Instead Cisco Houston is known only among the hardest core of older folk music devoteesand as a

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

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19 August 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (19 August 2018) for “Worthy Tools for the Struggle” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. We will have a new member signing ceremony during the worship service and a newcomer information

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

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It’s Bristol Baby!

I watched last night’s NASCAR Xfinity race on DVR today. And much of the Monster Series Cup race live tonight. It’s fun, short track racing. Although I don’t think I would like being there at 140 deci

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


What is happening

Paul Manafort's jury started deliberating this week... and then had the weekend off, unsequestered. Were they instructed to steer clear of talking about the trial with friends, family, press, Russians

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Column: the Coming of the Queer Tarot

Pagan Perspectives Tarot is a popular divinatory system utilized by many Pagans and Witches of all stripes. With so many variations available to the public (and more being created all the time), we ha

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The Seven Principles in Word and Worship, Ellen Brandenburg, Editor

One of the books being referred to currently in UUAWOL articles is The Seven Principles in Word and Worship, Ellen Brandenburg, Editor. You can support UUAWOL by purchasing the book through Amazon usi

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Welcoming Pain into our Lives, a sermon delivered on 8/12/2018

Meditation in preparation The following meditation was written by self help author and speaker Arjuna Ardagh. I invite you into a time of meditation.  Each of you has your own way of entering this way

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Reverie of an Accidental Minister

--> REVERIE OF AN ACCIDENTAL MINISTER PUUF             Something about Astoria, Oregon, had always called to me.   When my family would visit Cannon Beach, some 30 miles south of Astoria, for a week a

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

How do the Seven Principles of UU work together to create a faith?

“The seven parts do not stand alone. They function in concert to convey the wholeness of religious understanding.”  P.x Ellen Brandenburg, ed. The Seven Principles In Word and Worship UU is a covenant

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Dave O’Neal’s Poem Review of Introduction to Zen Koans

      Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the Language of Dragons by James Ishmael Ford (Somerviille, MA: Wisdom, 2018) 262 pages. The Buddha he done touched the ground And not the other way around, W

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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