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The Library: Shared

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” ― Charlotte Brontë I remember when I was a child, and the books in the school library each had a small card in an envelope in the front … Continue reading

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Departures: The Gift in Good-Bye

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. … Continue reading

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Flight: Sprouting Wings

As parents we plant the seed of humanity and we cultivate the growth of our children’s wings for eighteen years.  We nurture and guide them to maturity, and lovingly teach them to fly.  As adult members of an inter-generational community, … 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 Faith

Last night was the UUCG annual fundraising event.  Traditionally, this event has been an auction, but this year we tried something different.  This year we had what was more of an “auction-themed party”.  Guests would offer their donation at the … Continue reading

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Sowing: Metagenomics, science as metaphor

There is a relatively new field of scientific study called metagenomics.  Just as geneticists are tracking the human genome, they are also tracking the genomes of myriad living things.  In the world of microbiology, tracking the genomics of a pathogen … 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: Standing on the Side of Love

Almost three weeks ago, the Atlanta area experienced an “extreme weather event”, the effects of which were so catastrophic that they made national news.  People were stranded for hours on the icy roads, in freezing temperatures, without food or water.  … 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): Anticipating the New Year

As we know, advent is the coming or arrival of a significant event.  Although Christmas day has come and gone, and the traditional liturgical period of Advent is behind us, we are still anticipating the arrival of something significant: the … Continue reading

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