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Little Celebrations #9: Liturgical Quotables

The seasons have cycled for billions of years. The sun journeys ever toward the next way station on the calendar, bringing light ever new and warmth ever welcome to the land. In the same spirit we gat

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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Pagan Voices: the Peacock Witch, Nimue Brown, R.M. McGrath and more!

[Pagan Voices is a spotlight on recent quotations from figures within the Pagan community. These voices may appear in the burgeoning Pagan media or a mainstream outlet, but all showcase our wisdom, th

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The Very Short Sutra on the Meeting of the Buddha and the Goddess

Rick Fields was a poet, a journalist, and author of the first comprehensive history of Buddhism come to America, How the Swans Came to the Lake, first published in 1988, and which went through several

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

Did you know that, in ancient mid-East society, where Israel lay, it was common for military men to establish deep and faithful friendships with each other—friendships which were so deep that, in trut

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Mainstream Paganism

I’m happy to see Pagan concepts and values make their way into the mainstream culture, but I’m much less happy to see mainstream concepts and values influencing Paganism. Considering the size differen

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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bikes and brews

This has been Bikes, Blues and Barbecue weekend in Northwest Arkansas, and Eureka Springs has been overrun with thousands and thousands of motorcycles. The event is one of the largest motorcycle ralli

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Manny, an environmental engineering student, is a good example of a prophetic man exemplifying our UU second source

The second source of the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism is the words and deeds of prophetic men and women. The second principle of Unitarian Universalism is to affirm and promote the respe

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Second source

On the Edge of the Ocean

A baby sea turtle has never experienced the vastness of the ocean. It has never even tried to swim. And yet the ocean calls to it—the first, central tug of its heart. Go deep. Go deep. What calls you

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The best of all is God is with us? — etsi deus non daretur—truly living in the world as if there were no God

Reading: From the Gospel of Mark’s account of the crucifixion of Jesus (Mark 15:33-37, Scholars Version): And when noon came, darkness blanketed the whole land until mid-afternoon. And at three o'cloc

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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First Colonial Newspaper Meets First Censorship Fast

Back in the days when I was in school one of the little factoids that I learned that stuck with me was the that the first newspaper in the Colonies was Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

The Highwaymen

I’m watching a Highwayman concert from 1990 on PBS. Willie Nelson is now 89 and still making music with everyone. Waylon Jennings passed away recently with his last album with Willie Nelson. Kris Kris

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Cheeky and Informative

The publisher Murdoch Books is describing my latest book as “cheeky and informative.” I’m happy with that. Just got my author’s copies today. Whether cliches get under your skin or make you laugh, thi

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Want to Know What the Way Looks Like? Here a Christian translates a Daoist Who Tells Us In a Little Story He Made Up

A Story by Chuang-tzu, translated by Thomas Merton & collected in Stephen Mitchell’s The Enlightened Heart. Prince Wen Hui’s cook was cutting up an ox. Out went a hand, down went a shoulder, he plante

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Neutered territory

Browsing the memes on Facebook this morning, something in a tribal Zeitgeist vein: "So let me get this straight," it begins. HE IS A COMPULSIVE LIAR HE IS A RACIST HE IS A RELIGIOUS BIGOT HE IS TWICE

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Column: Heathens, Politicians, and Presidential Candidates

[Karl E. H. Seigfried is one of our talented monthly columnists. On the fourth Saturday, he brings you insight and analysis about issues coming from within or affecting our collective communities. If

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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the power of something you've made yourself

Little man with big meaning. He made it himself On Thursday when I was not at school, my student Jack was looking for me. A foot had come loose on his little toy man he had finished on Wednesday, and

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Every Morning

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ―Meister Eckhart How are you a beginner today? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Cafe, San Francisco

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Living in a Distracted World

I just read Andrew Sullivan’s excellent New York magazine piece about needing to disengage from the internet.  He spent ten days in silent mediation, it sounds like at the Vipsanna meditation centers

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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25 September 2016 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (25 September 2016) at 11:00 AM for “No Greater Love” by Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith. What are we willing to sacrifice for the well-being of our loved ones?  What about for peo

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)