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There Before Me

The very first observance of Father’s Day was held on July 5 in 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father when, in December of 1907, a mining disa... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Unsuspecting Treasures

For our summer services, our UUCA Worship Team wanted to expand the number of voices speaking from the pulpit. And so, several weeks back, I reached out to some folks to see if they’d want to par... [read more]

Thousand Voices

Thousand Voices

Blessing the Animals

When our daughter Sophia turned four, Laura her mother and I decided to get her a new pet. We had had a fat, blubbery cat named Samantha whom Sophia would knead like dough, or lie on top of, and Sa... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Celebrating the Women in Our Lives

Last week was huge for me in celebrating some of the women in my life. My twenty-five-year-old daughter Sophia was married to the man she loves. It was a beautiful moment for me and for her mother ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

COURAGE

Poet Anne Sexton describes courage as “a small coal / that you kept swallowing. ” It’s a powerful metaphor. As early as 1550 B. C. , ancient Egyptians used a certain kind of charcoal to treat... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

From Out of the Ashes

If you have ever entered this sanctuary through the doors right behind me, perhaps you have looked left just before passing through. If so, you will have seen a beautiful metal sculpture of the pho... [read more]

Thousand Voices

Thousand Voices

Infoglut!

“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges,” says writer Orham Pamuk , “through affection, attention, interest and compassion … open your eyes wide and actually see this world by at... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Traffic!

Mark Gorkin, the “Stress Doc,” offers us a poetic anthem to burnout and beyond: For the phoenix to rise from the ashes One must know the pain To transform the fire to burning desire. Each of th... [read more]

Thousand Voices

Thousand Voices

WHERE Is Spirituality?

Some of you know that in September of last year I was 6000 miles away in Transylvania, visiting sites that are sacred to our Unitarian Universalist religious history. There were many fascinating le... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Embodied Spirituality

“You do not have to be good,” says poet Mary Oliver. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body l... [read more]

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