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I can do all things through Christ who strengthened me.

[Paul] had a broad vision and a comprehensive grasp, and his thirty years’ ministry as an ambassador of Christ attests his intelligence not less than his zeal. He was grandly equipped for his work, no

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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"Life is laden with opportunities for miracle or beauty, moments of choice that bless us if we seize..."

“Life is laden with opportunities for miracle or beauty, moments of choice that bless us if we seize them, even in a cold season.” - Elizabeth Lerner (Unitarian Universalist, clergy) With or Without C

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RevNaomi Tumblr (Site / Info)

"Failures are sure to come to most men, somewhere, somehow. When they come, let the man consult his..."

“Failures are sure to come to most men, somewhere, somehow. When they come, let the man consult his watch and see what time it is…and let him rally his forces for another charge in the hope of final v

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RevNaomi Tumblr (Site / Info)

"Compassion for myself is a slow growing crop, however carefully tended it yields an unreliable..."

“Compassion for myself is a slow growing crop, however carefully tended it yields an unreliable harvest.” - Barbara Pescan (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, poet) Morning Watch: Meditations (via uuquot

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RevNaomi Tumblr (Site / Info)

"Everyone suffers, but not everyone despairs. Despair is a consequence of suffering only when..."

“Everyone suffers, but not everyone despairs. Despair is a consequence of suffering only when affliction cuts us off from others.” - Forrest Church (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, author) Love & Deat

55 minutes ago

RevNaomi Tumblr (Site / Info)

"We are not the first to suffer and fail, and we will not be the last. We are not the first to also..."

“We are not the first to suffer and fail, and we will not be the last. We are not the first to also embody a measure of justice, and we will not be the last.” - Sharon D. Welch (Unitarian Universalist

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Apple Blossoms

Before long this profusion of luscious blossoms will be only a tattered scattering of petals on the table. All the more reason to treasure their beauty for the moment it remains. What do you cherish o

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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"We are not the first to suffer and fail, and we will not be the last. We are not the first to also..."

“We are not the first to suffer and fail, and we will not be the last. We are not the first to also embody a measure of justice, and we will not be the last.” - Sharon D. Welch (Unitarian Universalist

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"Everyone suffers, but not everyone despairs. Despair is a consequence of suffering only when..."

“Everyone suffers, but not everyone despairs. Despair is a consequence of suffering only when affliction cuts us off from others.” - Forrest Church (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, author) Love & Deat

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The drug war: where would Jesus stand? Who would Jesus jail?

There was a great story on Al-Jazeera America posted yesterday, regarding the push by faith leaders to end the war on drugs and establish more reasonable sentencing guidelines. The quote that ended th

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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When I start muttering about goats...

Some days life seems overly complicated. Appointments and printer jams and traffic jams and a cell phone that has given up the ghost. I mutter about escaping to the countryside, away from all of this.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

April 18–Metamorphosis: Good Friday–A Common Story

Today commemorates the Jewish version of an ancient and universal story.  (It has since become known as the Christian story, but it was originally the Jewish version of this powerful story told in man

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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That Estranged Crazy Uncle: What to Do When He Comes to Dinner?

Part 1 The Book of Revelation is the estranged crazy uncle of the Christian Bible. The one who is never invited to family get-togethers, but still somehow shows up. When he does show up, you silently

8 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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A Day Without a Smartphone

Smartphones are amazing things. What would be considered a super computer not that long ago in the palm of your hand. The ablility to send a Tweet around the world. The ability to send a Facebook mess

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Heaven Is For Real – A Pagan View

What are we to make of those who say they died and went to heaven – or to hell? Are their experiences proof of Christian doctrines about the afterlife? Heaven Is For Real gives us an opportunity to ex

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Mama’s Day

An instant classic by William Haefeli in The New Yorker, 2011 The attempt at re-envisioning Mothers’ (or Mother’s or Mothers) Day by calling it Mama’s (or Mamas or Mamas’) Day, by the organization Str

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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And Let Them Know About It!

A colleague pointed out recently to me that I do something fairly naturally which is not something every minister or even every congregation knows how to do, which is to get the word out about signifi

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

Breaking Out of a Closed Circle

Church planting in Unitarian Universalism has been slow, anemic and pitiful.  In a cultural environment where increasing numbers of people seem to be not interested in the churches that are, planting

14 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Supernatural: A word with no useful meaning

I was inspired to write today because a Unitarian Universalist was, once again, bemoaning the “supernatural” elements of religion. I want to voice my clear and unrepentant disregard for such concerns.

16 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Without Gefilte Fish or Matzo Balls

It was the day after our little chosen family Seder on Monday evening, the first night of Passover, when the New York Times ran a story about a major gefilte fish shortage.

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Rev. Marti Keller (Site / Info)

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