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The Sacred: Sacred Light

While there are things that make me crazy at Christmas time (traffic, consumerism), there is much that I do like about the Christmas season, not the least of which is all the colorful, creative, and sometimes subtle, light displays that … Continue reading

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Justice: Forgiveness

This past week, people of the Jewish faith honored the season of atonement and forgiveness in their observation of Yom Kippur. Every year people look at their relationships and examine where they need to make repairs, to atone for words … Continue reading

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Journeys: Coming Home

The other day I read an article about a dog whose owner of several years had given her up to a shelter in order to accommodate new puppies in the household.  In short order, “Lady” escaped from the shelter and, … Continue reading

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Departures: Courage

In an interview just before her death, poet and wise woman, Maya Angelou said that she wanted young men and women to know that courage was the most important of the virtues because without it, one could not practice or … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Saying “Yes!”

Just as long as I have breath, I must answer, ‘Yes’ to life; though with pain I made my way, still with hope I meet each day. If they ask what I did well, tell them I said, ‘Yes’, to … Continue reading

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Wings: Raw Material

When a baby bird leaves its nest for the first time, it is not without trepidation.  Often its mother must physically push it from the branch in order for it to attempt flight, and even then it may take two … Continue reading

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Sowing: The Marvel of Dandelions

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are weeds, as we all know.   They are the nemesis of many a gardener, as well as those who attempt to cultivate vast, pristine lawns.  But they are also beneficial, providing food for honeybees, and unique nutritional … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds of Courage

“Come to the edge, he said. We are afraid, they said. Come to the edge, he said. They came to the edge, He pushed them and they flew. Come to the edge, Life said. They said: We are afraid. Come … Continue reading

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Birth: Born Again

Many people have told me they are Born Again Unitarian Universalists. This is how they describe the realization that there is a religious community they can call a spiritual home … a place where they don’t have to compromise their … Continue reading

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