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Metamorphosis: Earth Day, the aftermath

During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement.  It was pointed out that, though we all may … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Dropping the Ball

It is possible to view life as a juggling act. Work, family, friendships, spirituality, Self-care, other, other, other… Each of the roles we play or commitments we take on represented by a single ball that we feel we must keep … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Inner Child

There are myriad aspects of the “inner child”.  Today I’m not thinking about healing the Wounded Child (although that itself is essential, transformational work).  Today I am thinking about calling on the Playful Child within, in order to bring about … 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 – Permaculture: Valuable Resources, No Waste

Where in our lives do we consume nature’s resources?  Where in our lives do we allow nature to provide us with renewable resources?  These are the fifth and sixth principles of permaculture–principles which we can apply both to our interactions … Continue reading

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Birth: Create Your Beginning

Third week of January…  The New Year is getting old already.  How many people have given up on their resolutions by now?  Is it really too late to start fresh?  I guess I’ll have to wait until next year to … Continue reading

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Birth: Sharing the Road

One morning, as I was driving my children to school, we encountered a family of deer running across the road.  All of us in the car audibly gasped in awe, and I pointed out to the boys how fortunate we … Continue reading

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Advent (Eternity): Dancing with the Shadows

On a warmer day than this one, I walked the dog as a butterfly followed along overhead. The sun cast a perfect, crisp shadow on the pavement, and the dog tried repeatedly to pounce on the butterfly’s shadow. Of course, … Continue reading

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Advent (Joy): What Are You Waiting For?

 “Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night…” ~ Dr. Seuss; Oh, The Places You’ll Go!  Dr. Seuss makes me smile because he … Continue reading

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Advent (Hope): Lending Promise

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us…  It lends promise to the future and purpose to the past.  It turns discouragement to determination.” ~ SAMUEL SMILES, Self-Help   Christmas … Continue reading

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