Category Archives: Return Again

August 21–Return Again: Born Again

The phrase “to be born again” holds a lot of religious power for some folks.  It’s an English translation of a line in John’s gospel (written in Greek) which is probably better translated “to be born from above.”  In the … Continue reading

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August 17 – Return Again: Coming Home

“Coming home” won’t always be a pleasant experience immediately, and I didn’t anticipate that truth happening to me.  My feelings when I touched down back in Atlanta, after almost ten months of calling another city and other people “home,” were … Continue reading

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August 14–Return Again: Illusions, Delusions and Solutions

Yesterday Nathalie Bigord sat next to me during the Service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett.  Our quick greetings and check-ins came to the same place.  It doesn’t feel good to wake up in a country where white supremacists … Continue reading

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August 8–Return Again: The Breath

I will tell you up front that there is nothing new or original in this post.  I also will say that what I offer here is one of the most powerful things that I have ever learned in spiritual practice. … Continue reading

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August 7–Return Again: Water Ceremony

A week or so ago, I stood in front of the bathroom mirror brushing my teeth, looking at myself.  I became suddenly aware of just how angry I was.  As usual, during my morning routine before work, I had tuned … Continue reading

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August 1–Return Again: The Fabric of Who We Are

I have the great joy of students across now almost 30 years who want to stay in touch with me. (I like staying in touch with them, but I always allow that to be their choice–sometimes, you just need to … Continue reading

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Return Again: You’ll Never Know

I am prone to rush to judgment.  I also know that doing so is almost always a bad idea that comes with bad results. My bad judgments are almost always around pieces of information.  Never about the complete information.  What … Continue reading

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Return Again: Who, What, Where

Who are you? What are you? Where are you? Those three questions, core to the structure of Shlomo Carlebach’s song, call us to three basic and deep considerations: our being, our doing and our journey. I wonder what you believe … Continue reading

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Return Again: Finding the Balance

We had a dog when our children were growing up, now of blessed memory, named Buster. Buster died just a year ago after a long life as a beloved member of our family. Buster was a runner.  He was a small … Continue reading

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Return Again: The Power of Faith and Belief

I think that embracing UU principles and the covenants we make together in support of them is an act of courage that requires faith and belief.  Doing this requires far more from me than the recitation of a creed.in order … Continue reading

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