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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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The Library: Agency of Change

As a public librarian, I’ve given a great deal of thought to what the public library means to me.  First of all, it is one of the most democratic institutions in our country.  For no money beyond taxes anyone can … Continue reading

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Departures: Baggage Claim

As we progress through life’s journey, we pick up things here and there, and we carry them along with us.  Some of what we collect will make us feel lighter, more capable of easy flight; but much of what we … Continue reading

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Flight: Memorial Day

The largest event of the year in my small-town community is the Memorial Day parade.  I attend annually with my children, and annually I endeavor to refrain from crying uncontrollably when the banner that lists the names of the fallen … Continue reading

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Wings: of Angels

Each and every one of us has experienced the benefit of everyday angels in our lives.  When one sees a need and fills it, without consideration of compensation, when we put forth effort for the benefit of others without expectation … Continue reading

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Flight: Everyday Heroes

About a week ago I went for a walk with my ten year-old son and our next door neighbor’s nine year-old daughter, in our surrounding neighborhood.  Before we even got off our street, we encountered a puppy running around loose … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Earth Day, the aftermath

During the UUCG Earth Day Celebration last night there was some discussion about what each of us individually, as stewards of the earth, can do to contribute to the environmental movement.  It was pointed out that, though we all may … Continue reading

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Ecology: Stewards of Life

Similar to arguments against evolution, the Bible is often cited as evidence behind the attitude that man is the “ecological dominant” over all other species of beings on the planet. Genesis 1:26 has been used to justify all manner of … 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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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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