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Signing and finishing...

I use  fine line Uniball black pen to sign the undersides of my boxes. Where there is enough room for it, I also write the names of the woods used, and with some of my inlaid boxes, that means writing

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Journey Into Emptiness

Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness                                            Lao Tse In order to enter the consciou

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Resources for Families: Enriching the Ground So Faith Can Grow

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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A SONG OF INTERDEPENDENCE: A Celebration of Communion for Unitarian Universalist Congregations

A SONG OF INTERDEPENDENCE A Celebration of Communion for Unitarian Universalists Preface For nearly three hundred years it has been the continuous tradition of the First Unitarian Church of Providence

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—A Better Murfin Heard From

It may frighten you to know that I am not the only Murfin to commit poetry.   It seems it runs in the family.   Last year I shared work from British distant cousin Geraldine Murfin-Shaw who has writte

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

National Poetry Month Chicago Arcosanti Emmy Bean experimental theater Ira S. Murfin Paolo Soleri spoken word

"Duty is a better guide than stars or statutes."

“Duty is a better guide than stars or statutes.” - Jenkin Lloyd Jones (Unitarian, soldier, reformer, educator, clergy) Love and Loyalty (1907) p.28 (via uuquotes)

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RevNaomi Tumblr (Site / Info)

Birthdays (May 2014)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in May!  They are: Roy Schilling Richard Hudgins Valerie Gecowets Joe Wilson Caroline Fureymoore Jerry Dingus

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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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

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RevNaomi Tumblr (Site / Info)

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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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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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

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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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