May 24, 2020

Thought for Contemplation:  The very first Memorial Day, the story goes, was originated by newly freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina, who gathered May 5, 1865, to express their gratitude to the Union soldiers who had perished in an open-air Confederate prison....

May 17, 2020

Have you ever done one of those exercises where you try to get to the bottom of something that is working away at you; the big assumption that underlies the question at hand?  I have done this on more than one occasion in groups exploring root causes, personal and prof...

When I first entered the Unitarian Universalist ministry back in the mid-1960s, some 55 plus years ago, one of the things I noted at the time was that there were very few women ministers engaged in the practice of ministry. UU ministerial gatherings were, sorry to say,...

April 19, 2020

As I made my way down Independence Drive in Hyannis, heading toward Mary Dunn, I noticed a sign in the median at one of the stops along the road. Maroon with white lettering, I don’t know why I hadn’t seen it before now. I’ve driven that route many times since we came...

April 12, 2020

One of the things I tell prospective mentors in the PathMakers Program that I manage for WE CAN that they will want to think about as a piece of their role is to offer their mentee a different lens through which to view their situation, their goals, their life. A way t...

April 5, 2020

I will be your standing stone. I will stand by you. I will be your standing stone. I will stand by you. Jacob had gotten himself into a heap of trouble. I’m talking here about the biblical Jacob, son of Isaac, grandson of Abraham. His mother, Rebekah, favored him over...

February 23, 2020

Thought for Contemplation:  "The Living Tradition which we share draws from many sources:        Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create an...

February 9, 2020

I want to begin this morning with a story and a disclaimer.  It is, most assuredly, a first world story (that’s the disclaimer!) and not particularly heady which, I can sometimes tend to be!  But it does illustrate where I am going and perhaps you will relate.  It has...

January 26, 2020

I once received a strange piece of mail from an organization I support. The content of the letter was not strange. It was the usual appeal for financial contributions to aid them in their organizational efforts to provide needed services to their constituency. What was...

January 19, 2020

Not so many years ago when I was granted fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister, I was given a homework assignment of sorts.  I was in good company along with other middle-aged, white, affluent women answering this call.  It turns out the whole of Unitarian Un...

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