Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. —Helen Keller When have you found wonder in darkness or silence? The Daily Compas
Winter’s Turning by Mary-Elizabeth Cotton Though sometimes dark and dreary this is a time of trust. Unlike our ancestors we know the sun will return, Spring will come again both warmth and ligh
Poetry EDITION: January 2015
Jewish holiday is often centered around the kitchen, as it is tradition that the food we eat reflects the holiday we celebrate. What comes from this is a variety of rich traditions based in the kitche
The Kitchen UU 3rd Principle
I do not know when it will end, but history has given me the hint the where will be the beginning
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I write a lot. Daily journaling, these small blog posts, and rather a lot of material for work. I like to think that my fluency is good and that I keep the words flowing. Right up until the moment wh
NEWS: Christina Rivera began her three-year term on the UUA Board of Trustees in June 2014.
SPIRIT: We are, each of us, still filled with the same promise as a newborn baby.
This Sunday, I preached a sermon about Mary, God’s presence in the world as experienced in the person of Jesus, and how this can be understood in light of recent […]
The coast is now sea honeymooner footprints gone the special sand lays among coral, brilliant white where fish swim in the moonlight
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So the Cold War has ended (twenty-three years ago), and the United States is now looking to a more normal relationship with Cuba. The embargo is still untouched and would require a hostile Congress to
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HOW THE UNITARIANS SAVED CHRISTMAS Rev. Kit Ketcham, Dec. 21, 2014 Pacific UU Fellowship PART I, THE ROOTS OF CHRISTMAS I hope I don’t sound too snarky, but something happened recently that
I thank you for the Bloomington Police Department, and the Mall of America Security Force, for their willingness to keep things calm and peaceful. May their humanity continue to shine in the difficult
[I wrote this as a church newsletter column in 2000. Enjoy. - PB] A Mouse On A Cat On A Dog After a lunch appointment one day last year in downtown Washington, DC, I walked around a corner and … Con
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I've ridden on women's saddles because Emma and I share bikes sometime, and I've never thought a woman's saddle was less comfortable.
And so the longest night begins...
It is the dark time of the year. Each day has grown shorter as we have approached the winter solstice. So often we use light as a positive symbol. Our flaming chalice is only one example. The Hanukah
Unitarian Universalism Sermons winter solstice
Christmas! It’s OUR holiday. What do you mean? Unitarians made this season what it is. Consider: what does Christmas mean? It means the mass of Christ, the celebration of the birth of a Palestinian pr
A MULTIGENERATIONAL, ALMOST TRADITIONAL, CHRISTMAS PAGEANT As Celebrated at the First Unitarian Church of Providence (This service was first based upon one originally designed for the First Parish in
How to drill from corner to corner? A couple years back I was accused of being parsimonious, and was puzzled at being insulted before it was explained to me that parsimony was a good thing. My underst
Today marks the Winter Solstice, unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case its the Summer Solstice. The day is traditionally thought to be the longest night and shortest day of the yea
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