Category Archives: Sowing

Sowing: Seeds of Joy

For this last day of March and our theme of Sowing, I share a practice that I recently learned from an article by Elisha Goldstein. Here are my shortcut instructions if you don’t want to read the article: 1. Get … Continue reading

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Sowing: Seeds of Faith

Last night was the UUCG annual fundraising event.  Traditionally, this event has been an auction, but this year we tried something different.  This year we had what was more of an “auction-themed party”.  Guests would offer their donation at the … Continue reading

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Sowing: Seeds of Change

I imagine two seeds talking to each other one day.  They are both morning glory seeds–small, brown and very hard, usually.  One of the seeds announces that it is ready for some serious change.  It has decided that it is … Continue reading

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Sowing: Growth and Potential

It is difficult to fathom the notion that a seed no larger than a quick-cook oat has within it the potential to grow into a giant redwood tree.  It is a challenge to wrap one’s mind around the idea that … Continue reading

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Sowing: Split Wide Open

Light Will someday split you open Even if your life is now a cage, For a divine seed, the crown of destiny, Is hidden and sown on an ancient, fertile plain That you hold the title to. Hafiz, In A … Continue reading

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Sowing: Creating Change

Here there is a patch of dirt.  It doesn’t look like much, but it is infinite in its potential.  In order for it to become a garden it will take diligent effort on your part.  Enrich it, and it will … Continue reading

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Sowing: The Last Seed

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness, Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve; Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. I grew up singing this song in … Continue reading

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Sowing: Metagenomics, science as metaphor

There is a relatively new field of scientific study called metagenomics.  Just as geneticists are tracking the human genome, they are also tracking the genomes of myriad living things.  In the world of microbiology, tracking the genomics of a pathogen … Continue reading

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Sowing: Star Trek: Connected by Our Differences

“I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.” -Surak of Vulcan, Star Trek: TOS, episode #77, “The Savage Curtain” There are few pop culture phenomena that serve … Continue reading

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Sowing: And Not Knowing

A few years ago, we created a compost bin in our back yard just off the edge of our deck.  Convenience was our main goal–a short walk from the kitchen to the deck to drop materials into the bin.  That … Continue reading

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