Category Archives: The Washroom

Washrooms: Washing to Reveal

Twenty six years ago I had recently returned to the Methodist Church after a young adult hiatus of 6 or 8 years.  That’s when my first baby was born.  I had a beautiful hand-made Christening gown that belonged to my … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Waking Up

Sleep can be a precarious thing for many folks–finding ways to transition from busy, exhausting daytime work to deep, restorative sleep.  There is another transition that we go through, on the other side of sleep.  Waking up.  On both sides … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Sharing the Washroom

This year the Southeast UU Summer Institute (SUUSI) was fortunate to find a site for our annual gathering after receiving a rather last-minute call in December from our expected hosts telling us they would not be able to accommodate us. … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Tenderness

The washroom, or as probably most of us call it, the bathroom, has the potential for being the toughest and tenderest place in any of our homes.  Consider.  It is in our bathrooms that we hang mirrors: small, large, wide, … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Day and Night

When I think of washing, cleansing, restoring, etc. I see two kinds of people – the night bathers and the morning bathers. Some folks like to bath at night before they get in bed. They wash away the remains of … Continue reading

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The Washroom–Bathing Babies

I loved bathing my babies. Actually, I learned to love bathing my babies. The first few baths I mostly focused on not drowning them. Each baby brought new challenges into my life. I attempted putting Miriam in a tub very … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Passages

I found myself at the first day of a 5 day conference, spending much of the first evening visiting with friends and colleagues from all over the US and the world.   As might be expected, I both stayed up … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Needs

Think about all of the times we approach a sink or other water/cleaning source.  The source could be anywhere: kitchen, bathrooms, outside faucets,  public or private.  When we approach a cleaning source, we go there because we know that we need … Continue reading

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The Washroom: Water

These are the words that we use at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett four times a year in our Service of Compassionate Presence.  You might want to draw up a small bowl of water and have a hand towel … Continue reading

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The Washroom–Transitions

I grew up  next door to my paternal grandparents who owned a “filling station.”  My grandfather was the generalist car care man, and my grandmother ran the office and all things accounting.  He left before sunlight each morning, and he … Continue reading

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