Category: Minister’s Blog

Beauty

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.

Curiosity (May 2019 Minister’s Blog)

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.

Thoughts on Wholeness

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.

February Blog/Ministry Theme “Trust”

Radical Trust

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.

Mystery

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.

“Memory”

While there are big events in a person’s life, mostly life is made of many small moments.  Our memories are like that too. We recall the major holidays, and we can look back at things that did not seem important at the time but led … read more.

Sanctuary

At the General Assembly in New Orleans all the ministers sang a song together and it has stuck with me. At the onset of many UU groups becoming Sanctuary Congregations it is sung about immigration. At GA we sang it for each other when both … read more.

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.