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THREE APPLES FELL FROM HEAVEN A Meditation on the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

Three Apples Fell From Heaven A meditation on the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide by Janice Dzovinar Okoomian Delivered at the First Unitarian Church of Providence April 26, 2015 Paree Louees: Good

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


A Pagan Perspective on Grace

Does the idea of Grace belong in Pagan religions? I certainly think so!

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Butterfly Garden

Some view society as a manicured lawn. They treat unconventional people as weeds to be mowed down or poisoned. A more eco-friendly design is to see everyone as wildflowers and let them bloom. Then our

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


April 27–The Grove: A Refuge

Thirty five years ago on March 24,1980, then Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was killed by the bullet of an assassin while celebrating mass at the altar of a chapel.  His death riveted awake

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Grove UU 7th Principle

Monday Meditation: Each of Us Is a Minister

Each of us is a minister. Each of us has a message that can only be shared by one person. Your voice matters in Unitarian Universalism, because a central point of our theology is that there is one tap

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I am UU (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month— Nikki Giovanni, Ever Evolving

Young Nikki Giovaniti Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee in a close knit family.   She was inspired by her grandmother, a natural story teller, to explore the use of words.   Afte

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

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Never the Bridesmaid...

Greetings from Austin, Texas, where I'm preparing to celebrate the installation of the Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church. In our denomination, this is the ritual

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Mechaically Moral Univese?

I signed up with Disaster Chaplaincy Services this month, so when I finish their training, I’ll be on call to be part of the spiritual care response in the New York area whenever there’s a disaster. F

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Job and Transcendence

Pacific Central District Assembly – worship notes

Opening worship: Bless this Morning Bless this day Bless this good company Of faithful seeking hearts We have come to worship To learn and grow To find our way in a changing world From small fellowshi

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Novels and the Ancient History of Five Years Ago

I recently went through the process of approving a set of edits on an already published novel, which is going to be re-released in a second edition. This is the first time I’ve ever been called on, or

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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I’m looking for a dreamy manager to tell me what to do…

But not in a sexy way. Just professional. That’s all. The good news is that my work is growing, which is so exciting! The bad news is that I can’t quite keep up. Unless that’s good news because it mea

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Adolescent Sexuality by Dr. Karen Rayne (Site / Info)


Bullied by facts

Attorney Steve Taggart provides a calm, factual analysis to the question of whether the arguments of the opponents of Idaho SB 1067 are valid. You might not be shocked, shocked to find out that they a

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Nobody ever asked me

Things I've never been asked include "do you have the receipt for that bicycle you're riding?" (I tend to keep receipts, so I probably do, but "not on me," no.) In Tampa Bay, it seems that you don't e

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

How of Now: Holding this Earth, Our Gratitude, Our Pain (sermon)

First Parish Church of Groton, April 26, 2015  Audio version here. Perhaps you know this parable, which invites us to see with new eyes, or eyes that are willing to see newly: There once was a simple

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Perils of Perfection

An overachiever’s high-stress lifestyle was causing a whole complex of stress-related issues: migraines, backaches, heart palpitations, and climbing blood pressure. Alarmed, her doctor told her she ne

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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A Druid With a Camera

The stereotypical tourist with a camera is a stereotype for a reason – it’s easy to get caught up in taking pictures and miss out on experiencing a new place or event. But photography has taught me a

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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sex, secrets and the “p” word (power/polyamory, you choose)

Note: This sermon deals primarily with the struggles of a particular congregation from the period of 2000-2005. I share it here so that current and previous congregants might be able to reference it,

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Idealism, Existential Depression, and Unitarian Universalism

(Somewhat edited text from my sermon given on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Farmington. This piece was inspired by a book by James T Webb, Ph.D.: Searching for Meanin

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Finding My Ground (Site / Info)

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Alabama Lives Matter!

Alabama lives Matter!  But you wouldn’t know this to be true if you consider the actions and behaviors of our state legislators or governor.  It is time for the people of Alabama with a united voice t

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 1909-1915

Rev. Clarence Reed served longer than any of the other ministers of the old Palo Alto Unitarian Church, for six years from 1909-1915. Arguably, these were the best years for the congregation: they bui

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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