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July 28 – Departures: Time to Breathe

There have been weeks when I have restricted myself from bingeing on social media.  During those weeks I realized how much there was to do – and how much I couldn’t think of to do.  With all of the ti

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Time choices Departures

Breathing summer

Breathing summer dappled sunlight like black coffee, bit by bit it filters through to invigorate every view stitched into a quilt stored in mind’s obscurity brought out in darker days to warm one’s fu

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Overcoming Obstacles: Meet Johnna and Tay

“God is love. God is love.” —Tonex (Gospel singer-songwriter) Married in June, Johnna and Tay Tidwell are young newlyweds—though their wedding didn’t happen exactly the way they envisioned. When they

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Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

Love Without Exceptions

God Revised - Sermon on July 27, 2014

Several years ago, I was sitting at the desk in the Chaplain’s office at the Denver Women’s Prison, waiting for one of the inmates, and I could hear my own breathing.  It was heavy, and quick, which w

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


Colossus walks

The Wood Bison is enormous. It’s a subspecies of the American bison, which gringos from Europe called buffalo. They are rather widespread in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, but not so much in B

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Stuck In A Most Delicious Rut

On July 3rd, my last meal before the road trip was the enchilada and relleno combo plate at Chuy's, served with a New Mexican martini (chili pepper-steeped tequila.) I got back to Houston this morning

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Things I think about Israel and Palestine, but, like you, have no power to affect

1. The Palestinians have been paying for Europe's sins for nearly a century. 2. If you care about facts and history, which humans, being rationalizing animals, rarely do, see the links, map, and video

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Going out of business sale

The last time our local daily gave us reason to communicate with them was for the newspaper equivalent of "same price but new, smaller container!" you've been seeing at the grocery store. Their "busin

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Portrait of Danu

When an artist offers her devotion to a Mother Goddess, beautiful things can be created.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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The Spirituality of Missional Messiness

By Rev. Ron Robinson Preached in Bartlesville, OK, Sunday, July 27, 2014 This past month at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Providence, Rhode Island, I led a workshop

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The Welcome Table (Site / Info)


Recently, the Islamic Center of Midland hosted the public as part of the Choosing a Culture of Understanding program in celebration of Ramadan. Attendees shared wonderful interfaith understanding, as

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uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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RE kids at the Green Team Garden: 7/27/2014


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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

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Accepting the teaching of an angry, human Jesus — a meditation in the shadow of the conflict between Israel and Gaza

Jesus heals a leper - a sketch by Rembrandt Reading: Mark 1:39-45 (Geneva Bible 1599) And [Jesus] preached in their Synagogues, throughout all Galilee, and cast the devils out. And there came a leper

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CAUTE (Site / Info)

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An essential map for understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

That part that may be hardest to believe is correct: In 1946, Jews owned less than 10% of the land of Palestine, yet the UN proposal gave Israel over half, and when the war ended, it took even more. A

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Honoring the Sacred Spirit from Ancient to Modern at the Carlos Museum

When people think of anthropological museums, they might recall the famous British Museum in London, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Smithsonian in WDC, or New York City’s American Museum of Natural

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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Education Should Do No Harm - My Sunday Eunice News Commentary published July 27, 2014

Should Louisiana taxpayers “keep it simple,” and allow high-priced Common Core education contracts to be funded in violation of our state contracting laws? That was the suggestion of Stephen Waguespac

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

A Zen Invitation into the Ring of Fire

According to the good folk at Wikipedia this is the day in 1549 that the Jesuit Francis Xavier’s ship arrived in Japan. When I went to the google machine for some details I saw near the top of the pag

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



(An Adaptation from Zhuangzi) We use a net to catch fish; then, we drop the net. We use words to say ideas; then, we . . . We must drop the words. Yet show me someone who has dropped words. No. We lik

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Death Card

A few weeks ago before Lanna got her new job on our tenth anniversary on July 3rd, I went to Pinecone + Chickadee in downtown Portland and got some random Portland Pins from the gumball like machine.

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Silver Line opens; new way to Dulles Airport

So, my husband and I rode to the eastern terminus of the Washington Metro Silver Line on opening day yesterday. This is the first new subway — really, an elevated line — since 1991, and it goes throug

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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