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Weekly Bread #185

They say it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. That works for lakes too, I guess, although I am glad for both the beauty of the trees and for their shade. I know the lake is there. Of course

3 weeks ago

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

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Deconstructing “White Replacement Theory,” and What It Means to Be an American

In the early days of May 2022, the U.S. experienced another mass shooting motivated by an ideology called “replacement theory.” How and when did this theory emerge? How has this idea affected persons

3 weeks ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Laughing, Dancing, Serving, part 2

Do you have a bucket list – a list of things you’d like to do before you kick the bucket? I understand the appeal of a bucket list. I don’t have a written-down list, but sometimes I’ll have a thought

4 weeks ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Cool in the crucible

To sit upon a cushionmandala-embroiderednot to flush the mind of all thoughtinstead to wrestle with the selfexistence as sufferingsuffering as craving the breath slots inas the zen of assemblingfurnit

4 weeks ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Rose breath

Under the withered treeby the exit-rampheat-shimmered asphaltI draw in sulphurand exhale rose-breathvibrant springtime birdsongwithin primeval, ever long I take in poisonto then speakwith loving-kindn

4 weeks ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Prayer for Students

Prayer for Students Beloved, grant courage, heart, and curiosity to all who learn this season, to enter their studies, to meet new classmates and returning ones, to meet new teachers and returning one

08/26/2022 12:00:00 PM

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Forgotten north

Where the sprawl of concreteEndsReplaced with boundless treesThe true north as the surveyorWould tell youCities to towns to villagesTo a gas station sellingExpired hard candy and PepsiThe dead-straigh

08/25/2022 06:00:00 PM

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Rain, lilies, and tiny frogs

We finally got two solid rain storms this past week after a long drought. What a relief! And now four very tiny frogs have appeared in the pond. (I don’t know what happened to the one we had before th

08/25/2022 05:45:27 PM

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Laughing, Dancing, Serving, part 1

The case: At each meal, Master Jinniu himself would bring the rice bucket to the front of the Zen hall, dance there and laugh loudly, saying, “Dear Bodhisattvas, come and eat rice!” (Xuedou said, “Alt

08/24/2022 11:50:00 PM

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Sermons Zen

Eden to eternity

No archeologisthas the power of Solsummer soul unrelentingcourt of last appealrefuses a reprieve the currents ceasethe ripples endthe inhabitants flee if they have the powerunearthed the hunger stones

08/24/2022 11:09:33 PM

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Protect Juristac: No Quarry on Mutsun Sacred Grounds

Mobilizing UUs in solidarity with Indigenous front-line communities is a critical part of our climate justice work. Communities where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color live are hit first and wors

08/24/2022 08:40:12 PM

Blog - Side With Love (Site / Info)

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“Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves”

I suspect we could all make a long list of the major problems facing us today—from threats to democracy at home, to global climate change, and so much more. As the author and activist Grace Lee Boggs

08/23/2022 07:36:58 PM

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UU Wellspring

With great anticipation, we invite you to UU Wellspring! UU Wellspring is a year-long Unitarian Universalist program of spiritual deepening and connection. The post UU Wellspring appeared first on Bey

08/22/2022 11:00:00 AM

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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“This I Know” – An Installation Blessing

LREDA and UUMA Colleagues may use this video for worship, etc. free of charge. Please be sure to use my correct pronouns – they/them – when giving attribution. Click here to support my work. “This I K

08/21/2022 11:44:29 PM

HP Rivers (Site / Info)

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Seed Ball Sundays

Sundays – June 5, July 17, August 21 @ 1-2:30 pm Join us in making Seed Balls! We will be distributing the seed balls to communities that have been affected by the NM fires. Event is for kids and adul

08/21/2022 09:00:46 PM

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Weekly Bread #184

Even when you have hiked a particular trail many times, there can still be surprises. We saw both a gopher snake and a bobcat this week, rare sightings on familiar trails. Of course, they live here an

08/21/2022 05:09:19 PM

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

Musings Kaiser Medical Weight Management Posts Hiking Homilies

Sunday, August 21 ~ Spirit Circle ~ 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, August 21, 10:30 a.m. sUUmmer Sunday Spirit Circle   “I am resilient I trust the movement I negate the chaos Uplift the negative I’ll show up at the table Again and again and again I’ll close

08/19/2022 04:25:18 PM

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


To My Followers, the hangers-on at the Saloon and Road Show

 I have recently discovered that since I changed my email address, all the comments you've made over the past many months, even years, have not been forwarded on to me for moderation.  I have now chan

08/18/2022 04:44:18 PM

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

To Be of Use

Yesterday morning, I was sitting next to the pond, writing in my journal. After I’d been there, and quiet for a long time, this chipmunk approached the other side of the pond, climbed down the rocks a

08/18/2022 03:18:45 PM

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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The Last Time

The last time I went to Israel, the world was evidently ending. It was near to the end of 1999, and people were feeling frantic about the arrival of Y2K and start of the second millennium in the commo

08/17/2022 10:40:12 PM

The Reverend Dr. (Site / Info)

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