Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:58 pm PDT

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wrapped in a blue cloud cloth

Langston Hughes writes. .. "Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamers, Bring me all of your heart melodies, That I may wrap them in a blue cloud cloth Away from the too rough fingers of the ... [read more]

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January 15 - A New Birthday for my Father...

Dear friends,In just a few days, it will be a year since my dad's health crisis. A year ago, on January 15, he was rushed to the hospital for emergency, life-saving surgery and then began a harrow... [read more]

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oh, how the world still dearly loves a cage...

Maude (Ruth Gordon) in the amazing movie Harold and Maude says a few things worth quoting and one of them is to say something like the "zoos are crowded, prisons are overflowing, oh how the ... [read more]

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a new era...

What an inspiring week it has been! As I watched and listened to President Obama, the words of so many people echoed in my mind. .. "I never thought it would happen in my lifetime. I never t... [read more]

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the time for Hope is now...

It's true. The forces of hope and goodness in the world are stronger than fear. Our Tuesday election of our first African-American president, a person of integrity proves it. I feel blessed to be ... [read more]

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Returning Home Again...

The leaves are changing here on these hills and the geese are flying above and calling out their dramatic songs. We remember our roots in the Jewish tradition in the celebration of the Holy Day, Yo... [read more]

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balancing change and constancy...

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter. ... [read more]

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Everyone Needs Beauty...

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,places to play in and pray in,where nature may heal and give strengthto body and soul alike. ”~ John Muir ~Yes to John Muir’s words. Yes, we need beau... [read more]

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Local and Global Justice...

Last Sunday was Justice Sunday for UU congregations around the country. I collaborated with the chair of our Social Action Committee (in Chester, VT) to offer a service that focused on Local and Gl... [read more]

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Hope For the Future

Last Sunday, we had a service at the First Universalist Parish called "A Service For All of Us" that involved people ages 2 and up - an Intergenerational Service in all aspects. What ... [read more]

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Stillness of the Earth

this sermon was given at First Universalist Parish in Chester, Vermont. The prayer of the Ute Indians begins: "Earth teach me stillness as the grasses are stilled with light. " Well,... [read more]

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Keeping The Peace

This sermon was given Sunday, Dec. 10 at First Universalist Parish in Chester, Vermont. We all began a pilgrimage. We are all on a journey that began a couple of weeks ago and will culminate at the... [read more]

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Thanks Be For Those Holy Times...

Excerpts from sermon given Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Walpole Unitarian Church Holy times can happen in the kitchen, the sidewalk, the path in the woods. Life is holy. It certainly isn’t confined to ... [read more]

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With Much Gratitude...

A whispered prayer and a deep sense of gratitude… I am filled with gratitude for all the work that went into my Ordination service and celebration on October 29 - what a blessed day. Thank you to... [read more]

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Much Gratitude...

A whispered prayer and a deep sense of gratitude… I am filled with gratitude for all the work that went into my Ordination service and celebration on October 29 - what a blessed day. Thank you to... [read more]

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where purpose might lead...

This month, I've been exploring Purpose as a theme. .. A broad and far-reaching one, that's for sure! And one that can be applied to our own individual lives and to the communities we are part of... [read more]

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Sharing the Waters...

Water communion is one of my favorite rituals. .. The last weeks of August and first weeks of September mark the time when many Unitarian Universalist congregations share in their annual Water Comm... [read more]

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The Days of Summer...

Today is a day of sunshine and soft breezes in St. Albans, Vermont. Although the myriad and many details of life crowd in on me, I feel blessed to be able to have some time to sit by the shores of ... [read more]

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accepting the calls with gratitude

I am grateful and thrilled to share the news that I have accepted the call to serve two UU congregations - First Universalist Parish in Chester, Vermont and the Walpole Unitarian Church in Walpole,... [read more]

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Resurrection, Liberation...Remembering...

Resurrection. .. Liberation. .. Spring. This time of year is overlaid with powerful Jewish, Christian and pagan symbolism; the concepts of new life, resurrection, renewal and liberation offer so mu... [read more]

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The Practice of Generosity

The theme we are exploring at South Valley UU Society in March is Generosity. I have definitely experienced that it is easier to be generous at certain times in my life rather than other times. If ... [read more]

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Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King and all those leaders...

It has been several days since we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, and I want to say Thank you. Thank you for being a leader we continue to hold up as an example of what true leadersh... [read more]

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when going home isn't possible...

I had the opportunity to witness Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado's exhibit at the Leonardo gallery in Salt Lake City. He has taken hundreds of images of people in countries all over the w... [read more]

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I Felt Held...Thank You

This past Saturday I had my interview with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the UUA. What a wonderful, compassionate and knowledgeable group of people - UU ministers, lay leaders, counselors... [read more]

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Seeds of Contemplation and Compassion - Exploring the Lives of Jesus and Buddha

It was still dark and I could see a few stars in the sky as I walked down the hill. There were others around me but the only sound was the occasional stone on the road that our step disturbed or th... [read more]

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