Minister’s Blog

Vision

Have you ever looked through a kaleidoscope? Or through binoculars? Or at discs in an old-fashioned ViewMaster? All of these items trick our vision with sights and images and perspectives that are not our usual, expected sights.

Experiencing a life-changing situation is like that, too. All … read more.

Color

August’s theme is Color. Often people differentiate between color or black and white. Well, black and white are colors, too. Sometimes when something is simply stated, it is said to be in black and white, while somebody adding unnecessary yet interesting speech is called color … read more.

Stretching

When we stretch it sends oxygen to our brain and stimulates our circulation. Physical stretching is important but so is mental and spiritual, for clarity and continued health. In a worship service we rely on the ritual, the sameness, the comfort of knowing what will … read more.

“Blessing”

One way to feel more connected to your faith community is to participate in the national meeting that is called General Assembly. UUFE gets to send 2 delegates who may vote on matters covered during the plenary sessions, including Actions of Immediate Witness and Statements … read more.

May Ministry Theme “Creativity”

In a kindergarten class the students are allowed to draw whatever they want. As the teacher walks between the desks, she stops at Susie’s and asks what she is drawing with such concentration. “God.” says Susie. The teacher responds, “Oh, nobody knows what God looks … read more.

Balance

This newsletter piece is difficult, because I have not been experiencing balance lately. Maybe you feel that way too. I am looking forward to March’s theme of “balance” to get mine back.

Grief, overwork, lack of sunshine, negative 24 hour news cycle, violence in communities dear … read more.

February Ministry Theme: Perseverance

Perseverance is like endurance, but more. It is facing challenges and hardships that are long and drawn out, enduring over a long period of time. Perseverance is spoken of often in the bible because God’s time is different than ours. 40 years is a blink … read more.

Honorable Intentions

Intention is what you plan and want to do.

But you know about best laid plans… As for what we want, you can’t always get what you want. So often our intentions are not a strong enough commitment to reach the desired goal. This is why … read more.

Courage Friends

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”

US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, spoke these words and they speak to me of prioritizing. Yes, there may be fear about an action, or new idea, or … read more.