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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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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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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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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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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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Woyaya: Winning and Losing

I was out running errands when I first heard the news.  Professional tennis player, Serena Williams had just beat her sister, Venus Williams, in the Australian Grand Slam tournament to become the most winning player since the Grand Slam opened … Continue reading

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Woyaya: Heaven Knows How, but . . .

I’m learning to play the banjo. One thing I’ve discovered as I’ve aged is that my fingers don’t always do what my brain commands. In fact, there are times they behave something like the broken springs in a cartoon clock. … Continue reading

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Woyaya: Working on the Vision

Every year for many years now, I try to read or listen to a recording of one of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches.  This year, because we used an excerpt in our service at the Unitarian Universialist Congregation of … Continue reading

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Woyaya: Remember Hope?

Poet, Mary Oliver, begins her poem “The Journey” with these words: You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations – – – though their melancholy was terrible. It was … Continue reading

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Woyaya: Going Together, Or Not At All

Somewhere along the way in my theological education and work, I came across the saying: We either go to heaven together, or we don’t go at all. When I heard it, it jolted me, and almost instantly, I knew it … Continue reading

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