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Advent (Joy): Twinkle Lights

Twinkle lights are the perfect metaphor for joy. Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down extraordinary moments. … 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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Storehouse: Air Meditation

What do you say when someone thanks you for something you’ve done for them?  The standard English response is:  “you’re welcome.”  In a recent article Adam Grant challenges our thinking with other words that we might use in response. I think … Continue reading

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Storehouse: Thank You For Your Service

There seems to be something of a backlash lately against the phrase, “thank you for your service” that is uttered by so many, everywhere around the nation, to members of the military and veterans.  I have seen quite a few … Continue reading

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Harvest: Earth Meditation

Our weather in metro Atlanta is really delightful these days, but we all know that could change soon and will change before long.  It may be that you are reading this in a part of the world where the weather … Continue reading

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Harvesting Gratitude

Counting our blessings for the good things that we have is easy, finding gratitude in events that impact us negatively is considerably more challenging, and requires a bit more effort.  The harvest is the most labor-intensive aspect of the growing … Continue reading

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Renewal: Think on these things

Circumstances can certainly arise seemingly out of the blue and overwhelm us, but most of the time, we actually can be fairly free to focus on what we want to focus on.  We can in any given moment choose our … Continue reading

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Renewal: Our Work Connects Us

When our children were small, some of their friends convinced them that it was a shame that their parents had to pay taxes for public schools since they went to private schools.  Our children came home and repeated that as … Continue reading

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