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July 7–All Is Welcome Here: Yearning to Belong

In psychological terms, thanks to Carl Jung and others, we sometimes speak of introverts and extroverts. I understand extroverts to be those who are energized by being around large groups of people and introverts those who are energized by being … Continue reading

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May 21–Open the Window: Dangerous Things 7

With the last of our seven Principles we make this powerful observation: that when Unitarian Universalists covenant ourselves to our seven Principles, we are covenanting ourselves to dangerous things.  Standing together for our Principles has meant throughout our history individuals … Continue reading

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Open the Window–May 4: True Names, Please

As a white person (btw, I hate that label, but that’s another post) I am working these days on getting my personal window open–open to injustices that are all around me many of which I actually benefit from.  This benefit … Continue reading

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May 1–Open the Window: Time for peace?

Our song theme for the month of May,  Open the Window, was written in 1997 by Elise Witt.  She based it on a spiritual from the Georgia Sea Islands called Heist the Window, Noah. “Though Elise’s version uses only one phrase from … Continue reading

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April 6–Come, Come Whoever You Are–To What?

Rumi’s words in this beloved hymn of ours are so powerfully those of invitation.  Come. Wanderer, come.  Worshiper, come. Lover of leaving, come. To what is Rumi (what are we) inviting the wanderer, the worshiper, or the lover of leaving … Continue reading

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March 31–Everything Possible: Conditions all right

The Buddha taught that when all the conditions were right, a thing would happen.  This little bit of wisdom can be applied to everything, great and small.  For example, a thin piece of paper comes at just the right angle, … Continue reading

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March 27–Everything Possible: The Power of Friendship

On Saturday night of this past week, our Unitarian Universalist congregation held a potluck dinner to welcome and get to know our Muslim neighbors in our part of metro Atlanta. Here’s the backstory.  The President of the United States issued … Continue reading

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March 13–Everything Possible: Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today This is my daily prayer each day for the next month.  Thirty days.  I am going … Continue reading

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March 10–Everything Possible: Perfection

I walked outside this morning before dawn.  There had been a storm in the middle of the night, and the cloud cover was still so thick that I really could see nothing, no stars or moon, not even the shape … Continue reading

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February 21–Fire of Commitment–Finding Faith

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. James Baldwin There is a certain … Continue reading

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