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Mother’s Day – The Grove: Giving

“Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy very, very much – even more than she loved herself.”  ~Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree  If you look closely, honestly at your relationship with your mother, regardless of the … 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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Departures: Where Do We Come From?

“Where are you from?” is a very complex question.  Just as Unitarian Universalism draws from many diverse sources for its foundation and teachings, so is each of us individually an amalgam of what came before, the observations and experiences of … Continue reading

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Flight: The Gift of Wings

In celebration of motherhood… Motherhood begins with giving one’s children wings.  As a mother, it is my responsibility to teach my children what those wings are for, provide them with comfort and support as they stretch their wings and learn … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis – The Journey

Where are you going? We ask ourselves this question periodically as we move through life. Setting goals, checking in on how the journey is progressing, perhaps altering our course or even tweaking our mode of transportation… The truth is that … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Yes, But You Would

My adult son Walker has a genetic disease called Sanfilippo Syndrome, which causes progressive brain damage. When he was little, Walker’s issues were minimal, and the disease is rare, so he wasn’t diagnosed until he was nine years old. When … Continue reading

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Advent (Love): Sharing the Love

This morning, the youth of our congregation presented our annual holiday pageant.  This year it was a retelling of the nativity story entitled, “Would You Like to Hold the Baby?”, written by Joyce Poley. This version of the story – … Continue reading

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Advent (Joy): Of Giving

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”  ~ Rabindranath Tagore For the past few years, we at UUCG have “adopted” students at a local … Continue reading

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Storehouse: Giving Thanks

Every year I write the “grace” that I then speak aloud at our Thanksgiving table.  I am inspired by many sources including, but not limited to Buddhist wisdom, Native American traditions, and Unitarian Universalist faith heritage. As I am composing … Continue reading

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Storehouse: Having Enough

“Enough is abundance to the wise.”  ~ Euripides  There is a commercial being broadcast currently for the Georgia lottery which dramatizes the absurdity of a couple who lament winning the jackpot when the prize was “only” fifteen million dollars.  It … Continue reading

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