Tag Archives: Love

Loss: Losing the Closet

October 11 is National Coming Out Day … a day set aside for advocates and allies, as well as people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and affectional orientations to come out in support of the LGBTQ community. This weekend … Continue reading

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Playground: A Marine’s God

Recently, I noticed a bumper sticker on a pickup truck that got my attention.  I don’t usually pay too much attention to bumper stickers, but this one made me smile and reflect a bit.  The sticker read, “U.S. Marines fear … Continue reading

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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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Foundations: By Heart

Five weeks ago, Rev. Jan introduced the Congregation to the Ritual of the Heart Bowl.   Briefly, the practice is as follows: Each family receives a heart-shaped bowl (lovingly created by someone in the congregation) to keep near the entrance … Continue reading

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The Kitchen: Bread Magic

Baking bread from scratch is an act of diligence, faith, and extreme patience.  I have found nothing as centering as the task of baking bread.  It is an investment of time and energy and focus – deep thought and deep … Continue reading

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The Garden: Impact

“This we know: All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, We are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” -Chief Seattle … Continue reading

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Departures: Memory of a Good-bye

I am very fortunate that, until very recently, I had only lost one person whom I dearly loved.  My grandmother was a very complex woman, who had lived in poverty for most of her life, but still managed, usually, to … 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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Sustenance: Cooking with Intention

“. . . One of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a … Continue reading

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Sustenance: Grandmother’s Daffodils

When I was growing up in Macon, GA we went frequently to my Dad’s home place in Warner Robins.  It was about a 30 to 45 minute ride but was out in the country for me.  Memories of these visits … Continue reading

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