Category Archives: Sustenance

Sustenance: “What’ll ya have?”

Before Georgia Tech football games, The Varsity in Atlanta was always (and probably still is) packed with hungry folks eager to sample the chili dogs, slaw dogs, red dogs, yellow dogs, steaks, chili steaks, rings, fries, PC’s, FO’s and other … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Community Connections

This weekend was the annual Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly gathering.  Although I did not make the trek to Providence, RI where it was held, I have been participating virtually by watching the major events as they have been live … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Spirit Meditation

I arise today through a mighty Strength of the three things that Sustain me: courage in my walking, curiosity in my thinking, compassion in my relating. Walking through my life and and facing the challenges that this day brings: burdens, … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Releasing Guilt

You made a mistake.  You hurt someone, or someone’s feelings.  You didn’t complete a task, you dropped a ball, someone was depending on you and you let them down. What have you done??? “There is no problem so awful that … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Soulitude

There are days when it comes time to get into bed and I am simply spent.  Although I haven’t accomplished all I had intended, I don’t have a single drop left to give to the day.  I know, then, that … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Slow Food

Until I moved south from New York City, I never understood the appeal of the “drive-thru”.  I mean, I had occasionally walked down the street eating a slice of pizza, but an entire meal on the go?  Who does that??? … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Air Meditation

The sense of smell brings worlds of meaning to us, both subtle and not so subtle.  The not so subtle aspect is just every breath.  Every breath.  Every breath that we breathe is an aspect of the sense of smell … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Call a Whaa-mbulance

I was sitting under an umbrella near our local pool the other day, while my children played in the water.  My youngest son had just finished complaining about how hard it is to be ten years old, because none of … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Community of Giving

There is a chalice lighting poem often used in Religious Education classes for young children.  When I taught RE at the Pre-K level, we recited this at the opening of each session.  (There are hand gestures that go with it … Continue reading

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Solstice – Sustenance: Fire Meditation

Today is that pivotal day on which every living thing on this planet touches, consciously or unconsciously, our relationship with the most vital source of Fire that we know:  our Sun. In the southern hemisphere tomorrow the Sun will begin to … Continue reading

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