October 2, 2018

Sanctuary is the theme of our Soul Matters groups in October.

What Does It Mean To Be A People of Sanctuary? Just saying the word “sanctuary” brings one a sense of peace and safety. It can bring back conflicted memories for some, but for most of us the idea of sanctuary...

March 23, 2018

I just heard from Keith Wiley, Board Secretary of the Unitarian Wilderness Camp. Keith says:

Hello, Unitarians,

We are promoting our wilderness camp as widely as possible to fellow Unitarians who might Love camping in a beautiful natural setting.

We are asking you to LINK...

January 1, 2018

So here we are again, in the month of January with its talk of daring resolutions and its demanding call
to “become better.” It’s hard not to buy into it. After all, it seems so well-intended. I mean, who could
argue with the goal of self-improvement? And so most of us...

November 28, 2017

It’s not always easy to hear well this time of year, especially when it comes to hope. The dominant messages are about hope offering us calm:

“The light will come.”

“A new day is on its way.”

“Justice and joy are growing in the womb and will soon be born.”

Hope, from this...

November 1, 2017

When it comes to abundance, our culture and our religion are clearly at odds.

Our culture cries, Accumulate!

Our religion counsels Appreciate!

The mantras couldn’t be more different:

Go out and get what you want!

Learn to want what you have.

So, yes, appreciation is central...

October 1, 2017

Courageous people change the world. There are so many examples of that this month. October is LGBTQ history month and reminds us of the many who bravely moved (and continue to move) our world toward greater acceptance and affirmation. The revolutionary prophet of peace...

September 3, 2017

Welcome, is a more complex concept than it might initially seem. Welcoming is most often associated with “bigness.” We speak about “expanding the circle” and making more room. We talk about make ourselves larger through the practice of welcoming in new experiences and...

January 30, 2017

Love, and Justice, are bigger themes for February than Valentine's Day. Chocolate, and some odd marketing schemes telling us to buy something expensive to prove our love is not what we’re about.  We’re barely into the New Year, a time of putting your “true loves"(commi...

November 30, 2016

Spiritually, presence can mean two radically different things. One the one hand, contemplatives talk of “being present.” Presence from this perspective is all about awareness and remembering to “live in the moment.” On the other hand, theologians tend to come at presen...

October 25, 2016

Our lives are not just made up of stories; they are also made by stories. This might be the most important reminder of this month. Indeed, who of us hasn’t felt controlled by a story? Stuck in a story? Hopeless about the way our story will end up? Simply put, stories w...

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