We are blessing the children this Easter morning at UUCA, and I’d like to add to Taryn’s reflections on what that can mean for us by diving deep into the inspiration for our blessing ritual today: a story from the Christian scriptures, the Gospel of Mark. One day some parents brought their children to Jesus […]

My brother has a bumper sticker on his snowboard with the words of a Jimi Hendrix quote on it that says “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Love truly is a powerful thing. And for home to be a loving place is so foundational to us […]

It seems that everyone loves to tell ministers what’s wrong with the church or with religion in general.  I thought being a Unitarian Universalist minister would’ve insulated me somewhat from that role and that I’d be less likely to be a lightning rod for the religiously disgruntled – seeing as how our faith tradition functions […]

Animal Blessing Service Story – Jessica Seales   https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ym14TcsJfX3l-1n1baQhxhoe32aymZwnYdpA3uGgRcg/edit?usp=sharing Since I was young, I always have loved living in the city. I never wanted to be the kind of person that wanted a slow-paced, small town life. So, you might imagine that I never expected to be the kind of person that had a house […]

Poet Anne Sexton describes courage as “a small coal / that you kept swallowing.” It’s a powerful metaphor. As early as 1550 B.C., ancient Egyptians used a certain kind of charcoal to treat poisons and toxins. It absorbs them, renders them harmless. And so we keep swallowing the small coal of courage, so that despite […]