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Weekly Bread #188

It was cooler this week – we even got drizzled on during one hike! Not enough to pull out the poncho I didn’t have, but enough to have to dry off my glasses. We did two 5 milers and one 12. 12 is a bi

6 days ago

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

Kaiser Medical Weight Management Posts Hiking Homilies

the effect of trees

New York City embarked on a plan to plant 20,000 new trees a year and already the addition of trees is having its effects on neighborhoods. While I'm grateful to live in a forest, even a single tree i

1 week ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Worshipping Deities From Different Cultures

Gods have people. In the past, those people were likely to be from a single culture, or from related cultures. In some cases they still are. But in others, Gods are calling people from a wide variety

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Art practice for 2022, part 2

I went quiet when I finished my six months of daily leaves and got COVID the same week. It took me a while to get my energy back, and a while longer to settle into my new practice. It has finally take

1 week ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

art journal drawings

Sunday, September 18 ~ The Values of the Newport Folk Festival ~ 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 18, 10:30 a.m. The Values of the Newport Folk Festival   The Newport Folk Festival’s unofficial motto is “Be Present. Be Kind. Be Open. Be Together”. These are words we live by for a

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)



Mattie Bergström warned that those who's hands are left untrained will be left "values damaged," and what he meant by that is that they will be left without the full and normal range of human values,

1 week ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Why Jesus’ commandment that we “love one another” is always already new

Loving intra-actions between humans, a dog, and some fish swimming in the River Cam    A short  “ thought for the day” offered to the Cambridge Unitarian Church as part of the Sunday Service of Mindfu

1 week ago

CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

Love Jesus Gospel of John intra-action Carlo Rovelli new commandment

Compassionate Friends

When our daughter, Amy, died in an automobile accident, I became a lifelong member of a group no one wants to be a part of, grieving parents. For months, I attended meetings of The Compassionate Frien

1 week ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

grief community connection compassion loss UU 1st Principle UU 2nd Principle Belonging

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Week of September 19, 2022 - Prayer for Peace Lover of Peace teach us to grow out of inequity into greater equity, to move from co-creating injustice to co-creating justice, to shine boldly

1 week ago

UniversalistPrayers (Site / Info)


Global chalice lightings

The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) is now defunct, another victim of COVID. According to Inga Brandes, ICUU President in 2021, “With the Covid Pandemic, the climate Emerg

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Practical religion ICUU global chalice lighting

Morning Prayer

Goddess,May the air I breathe be touched by magicMay I be filled with loving kindnessMay I be of service to myself and othersMay I choose my thoughts and words with intentionMay I cultivate inner peac

1 week ago

HP Rivers (Site / Info)

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Let Democracy Triumph in Haiti

On the International Day of Democracy, U.S. must get out of the way of the Haitian people’s struggle for a free and inclusive government

1 week ago

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)


Polytheist Theology: the Names, Functions, and Relationships of the Gods

Robust and meaningful theology is never the product of any one person. It’s always the product of a group of people in conversation with each other. Contemporary polytheism needs dialogue among its pr

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Theology Pagan polytheism Polytheist theology

reshaping teacher understanding

Adolf Diesterweg was a 19th century German educator and friend of Friedrich Frobel. I was reminded of him as I was perusing my recently published book Holtzwerken mit Kindern, translated from English

1 week ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Retracing My Steps

Glen Thomas Rideout I rise on the shoulders of ancestors whose names I can not know. Continue reading "Retracing My Steps"

1 week ago

UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

Thinking about Abigail Eliot

Abigail Eliot was a member of the Unitarian Universalist church I grew up in. I have only vague memories of her, but somehow knew she was someone important. I didn’t realize just how important she was

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion: people & places Abigail Eliot

Wednesday Photo: August Bank Holiday Monday fishing in Harwich opposite Felixstowe Port—a last calm, warm, moment before the cold winter’s coming storms . . .

Taken with a Fujifilm X-T2 Just click on the photo to enlarge it   This photo was taken on the August Bank Holiday whilst visiting my parents who live just a couple of miles outside Harwich. At the su

1 week ago

CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

colour photos August Bank Holiday picnic strikes Felixstowe Fishing cost of living crisis Fuji X-T2 Harwich

Canadian Unitarian Universalists Honour Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Canadian Unitarian Universalists Honour Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – September 8, 2022 – It is with a momentous sense of an era passing that the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) and Unita

1 week ago

Canadian Unitarian Council Conseil unitarien du Canada (Site / Info)


We’re F**ked

Several years ago, I published a blog, “Rev. Prep” as my personal, public statement affirming that one can be religious and gay and sexual and engaged in promoting safer sex.  Although I use a differe

1 week ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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An American’s Thoughts on the Death of Queen Elizabeth

The Queen is dead – now what? Whether we are Americans, Britons, or otherwise, electing better people to run the governments we have is far simpler and more likely than changing our form of government

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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