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Sustenance: Grocerypalooza

Recently, I’ve begun to shop at Aldi.  I’ve gone from full-time to part-time work, and a quick glance at our finances reveals an inordinate amount of our earnings goes toward groceries. For those who are unfamiliar, Aldi is a discount … Continue reading

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Flight: Achieving the Impossible

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” ~ Mary Kay Ash  There exists a popular misconception (demonstrated in the quote above) that, according to the … Continue reading

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Flight: The View From Above

For centuries, human beings have been intrigued by the prospect of flight; the desire to break free of the earth’s gravity and soar among the clouds (and eventually, beyond). We have invented numerous incarnations of flying machines to enable us … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: From ‘I Am’ to ‘We Are’

Things are not always as they seem. Transformation might involve seeing things from a different perspective – stepping away from what you are to see what you will become… I am sitting in IHOP, wanting to work on a very … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: From the Mouths of Babes

I grew up white in the 60s in the South, and my grandparents had a full time maid. Her name was Ruth. I was the youngest of five children and we lived within walking distance, so I got to know … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Caterpillar

This post is the first in a trio of posts inspired by butterflies. The next two can be found here and here. When a caterpillar begins its life in an egg, it is completely unrecognizable from that which will eventually … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds of Patience

When we plant a garden, we know that what we sow is what we will eventually reap, but we must also be conscious of the fact that this is not an endeavor that provides instant gratification.  There is, inherently, a … Continue reading

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Ecology: The Giving Tree

  “Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.” So begins Shel Silverstein’s story, “The Giving Tree”.  This book was chosen as the focus of the Religious Exploration sessions at UUCG for last two months.  If you … Continue reading

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Ecology: Nature’s Pace

The natural world provides us with many resources, both tangible and spiritual, but it also provides us with a living example of what is healthy and beneficial.  Nature can be a valuable teacher, if we allow ourselves to heed her … Continue reading

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Birth: Divine Spark

“A child is born on Earth.  A new light shines in the universe.”  ~ Vivian Rider, “Life, Light, Love” Every child is born with a divine spark within them.  This is the transcendent aspect of Who We Are; the individual-yet-connected … Continue reading

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