The word expectation makes me nervous. It can be so happy and full, hopeful and bright. Or it can be the total opposite when the outcome does not match the expectation. Perhaps it is not surprising, as I speak and write about transparency and boundaries … read more.
Category: Minister’s Blog
“Don’t just do something—sit there!” Because sometimes the path to move forward is not in the doing, but in the contemplation which allows for new ideas, thoughts, and visions.
The month of July invites us into the theme of exploration. The deep relationship between a pastor and her people is a sacred bond that asserts itself in different ways. Recently at the Pride Festival in South Bend many people I had not physically met … read more.
Making something beautiful, seeing or listening to something beautiful, and certainly the creation of something beautiful, are all acts of resistance against any system that is trying to keep us down, in any and all ways.
How do we know we are in the presence of … read more.
Both Eve and Pandora were set up to fail and have carried too much misplaced blame. In the month of May let us see curiosity for what it is—a gift.
Eve lived in Paradise but was told she could not eat from the tree of knowledge … read more.
The theme for the month of April is Wholeness. Back when I was in seminary, the Unitarian Universalist Association was doing a lot of work in the area of anti-racism which culminated in the program Journey Toward Wholeness. According to the UUA website, the work … read more.
The first sermon I ever wrote was about how so many people find their spirituality on the road. Buddha had to leave the palace to experience human suffering, putting him on the road to enlightenment. Moses took his people out wandering for 40 years. Jesus … read more.
Our theme developers define trust in this way: the practice of commitment and faith in a love that won’t let us go. I think of trust falls, where a person willingly falls backward, trusting that their friends will catch them, not letting them go, … read more.
I am in my home office and, through the floor, I hear my three family members downstairs. They are expanding on a train set that had been forgotten, relegated to a corner of the basement. They are going to lay out more tracks and create … read more.
December’s theme is mystery and I cannot think of a better one. In the festivals of light the common theme is mystery; oil supply for Hanukkah, birth of Jesus for Christmas, return of light for pagans, and for secular revelers, all of the surprises Santa … read more.