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Courageous Love

In my spiritual exploration, I’m reading Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chögyam Trungpa. In the few first pages he offers ideas about what fear is and where it comes from:  “Fear is nervousness; fear is … Continue reading

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The Deep End

My four-year-old niece is learning to swim.  Riley loves the water, but she is also terrified of it.  On the day of her first swim lesson, she got all gussied up in her bathing suit, bathing cap, and goggles. She … Continue reading

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Unwanted Belonging

There are times that you find yourself belonging to a group that you feared. A group that would change your life forever. All you see are the tears of suffering and death. You never see the smiles and the laughter … Continue reading

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Harbor: Would You Harbor Me?

Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you? Would you harbor a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, a heretic, convict, or spy? Would you harbor a runaway woman or child, a poet, a prophet, a king? Would you harbor an … 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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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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Storehouse: What If?

Where were you on September 11, 2001? I was driving and turned on the radio to the news that the first of the twin towers had been hit. For a brief moment, it wasn’t clear that it wasn’t an accident. … Continue reading

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