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Let Yourself Fall Ill

“If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill, let yourself fall ill.” ―Rumi Have you ever chosen to allow things to fall apart so that they could come together in a new form? The Daily Compass offers

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National Poetry Month—Sod Bustin’

McHenry County spring. Out here in the semi-wilds of McHenry County Illinois, a late spring has established itself enough that many of the fields have been readied for planting.   Industrial farming o

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

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April 19–The Grove: Sacred Space

When you hear someone speak of “the grove,” what does that bring to mind?  Perhaps it is the space out behind the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett that we refer to as “the grove.”  Perh

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Diluting the Message

Ever watch an R-rated movie on network  TV or basic cable, and realize that half the dialogue has been bleeped, omitted, or replaced? Zack and Miri Make a Porno is on Comedy Central and it's actually

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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New Moon Chalice Lighting – April 2015

[Springtime] Renewal is relentless. Our tragedies may stop our heart, but will not stop the world.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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19 April 2015 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (19 April 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Living on a Living Planet” — A Celebration of Earth Day with the Children, Youth and Adults of All Souls Continuing our focus on the “Interdep

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Policing, race, bias, one hour

99,980 police stops in the city of Miami Gardens, population 110,000. As compared to 3,753 for the city of Miami. This American Life , from February: Cops See It Differently, Part Two, Act One, "Incon

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19 April 2015 Adult Religious Education

Our class continues this Sunday (19 April 2015) at 9:30 AM with discussions of The Good Heart:  A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama. We will read and reflect on Matthew

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

Annual Holocaust Memorial Service — 19 April 2015

The 32nd Annual Holocaust Memorial Service will happen on Sunday (19 April 2015) at 3:00 PM.  It will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (2785 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport LA) From Rabbi Jana D

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

"Tryanny is now at our doorsteps"

That's from Shahram Hadian, the man who claims to be the key player behind Idaho's child support mess, during his 2012 campaign for governor in Washington, calling for armed insurrection against the g

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Quote of the Day: You Can Expect It, but It is a bit Cruel

When we expect young writers to get experience via unpaid internships, we’re actually saying we want only wealthy people writing about American culture in an influential way. That’s what we get, right

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Thank you, Earth. Thank you for air. The sunshine: Morning rising beauty of hope, Evening setting grace of gratitude. My brain processes the light that comes from the sky as blue – I’m not clear on wh

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10 Great Literary Imposters

In honor of the release of the novel “Identity Theft,” which tells the story of a young employee who plays the role of his rock star boss in order to seduce a fan, I have compiled a list of some of th

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A Hot Cup

Unlike other spiritual practices, you don’t have to work to be vulnerable.    You can cultivate gratitude or compassion.   You can develop your understanding of forgiveness or humility.   Vulnerabilit

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Piedmont Preacher (Site / Info)

Essential writing advice in song: Tripod's "King Kong"

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Guest Post: Conversations with Sonia Bible about the Witch of Kings Cross (Part II)

[Once again we feature guest journalist Zora Burden and resume the conversation with filmmaker Sonia Bible, who is currently making a film about Rosaleen Norton or the Witch of Kings Cross. Burden is

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

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Finland moves forward.

Chairs grown in chair farm. While the US public school education languishes in the middle of the pack, Finland, the usual front runner is taking major steps in education reform. Instead of teaching is

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Elhanan Winchester commemorated

Universalist minister Elhanan Winchester died this day in 1797. Though less well known than “the father of Universalism” John Murray, Winchester deserves a place in our consciousness because he risked

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Glowing Like an Orange

All plants are solar energy systems, storing the sun’s energy to power themselves—and the beings who eat them. It’s just that some plants taste more like sunlight than others. What helps you to feel l

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National Poetry Month—Brian Gilmore, Lawyer Poet

Brian Gilmore The interesting and accomplished poet and Lawyer Brian Gilmore was introduced to me by Jeff Epton who was featured   earlier this month on the recommendation of a reader—keep those cards

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

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