During the 1990’s I discovered the writings of Buddhist Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. From his simple writing style, I learned to practice mindfulness meditation. To my great delight, in 2000 I was ab
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With Unitarian Universalist youth communities this past summer, I sang—to grieve and to celebrate.
Rev. Clarenbach explains the benefits of her use of divination as part of her discernment process, though it's not universally accepted within Unitarian Universalism.
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Many thanks to All Souls board member Jocelyn Lanham for doing a Scentsy fundraiser for All Souls! If you follow this link to shop at her website, she will donate $100% of the proceeds to All Souls. F
Reader View: Going vegan is being on the right side of history - My View - Santa Fe New Mexican
“Fall in the Soul” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell
We live in a time where everything is backwards. Billions and trillions lost in major financial fraud. Virtually no prosecutions. Someone screws up with welfare, jail fines, loss of benefits and even
“Gratitude is a Vote of Confidence in What We Cannot Control” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell
I’m on a field on a closed beach. Two hours or so after sunset. Cold night, I wish I had my parka. Nobody close to me. Worried about trespassing, worried about closed gates. I suppose they are open no
“Wordsmithing: The Uses of Poetry” by Barbara Deger and Carol Graywing
Here’s the video from the "Worshipping Fearsome Gods" Sunday service at Pathways UU on November 22.
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Cleaning out the spam bucket today, I noticed one of the zombie Romney for President Inc. messages was swept up with the even less savory shavings, and moved it to inbox, not because I needed yet anot
Comedian Paula Poundstone wrote an essay for CBS News, Electronics and kids' brains don't mix but the point she makes isn't funny. Digital media is now the perfect definition of a juggernaut, or it m
So I realize it has been a looong time since I posted last and there is much to catch up with. However, for right now I thought I would post the first of my Advent sermons of the year. It is about t
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This Thanksgiving sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington following the shootings in Colorado Springs, Minneapolis and the protests in Chicago. Last Sunday, I was in
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Spirit of Life, God of Many Names, Source of Love, We pause in our nation this week to remember all the people, and things and dreams we are grateful for. We try to take less for granted, amidst a wor
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Yesterday afternoon Jan and I went to see ‘Spotlight.’ What can I say? Ann Hornaday, writing for the Washington Post asserts how “It’s not a stretch to suggest that ‘Spotlight’ is the finest newspaper
Advent is the time leading up to Christmas (in the Christian tradition it starts 4 Sundays before Christmas, secularly it starts on Dec. 1st), and there are many ways to celebrate it. Advent candles c
In praise of the Eagles of Death Metal and in respectful and grateful memory of those who were brutally murdered at the Bataclan in Paris but who encourage us still to live.
FIRST READING: Rearmament by Robinson Jeffers (1935) written as he looked upon the, by then, inexorable movements towards world war in Europe. These grand and fatal movements toward death: the grandeu
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