When I was a college senior, I met the woman I would be married to for many years. It was not easy going. I was still very early in my process of just beginning to understand my birth family circumstances, just beginning to name it as dysfunction and trauma, just beginning to start the journey […]

“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.” The immortal poet Rumi says that, and in so doing, he is at one with our Unitarian Universalist heart. He is at one with our history. In 1568, the […]

Part I: Don Milton III I’m grateful to Rev Rogers for sharing his sermon time with me. I’ve been asked by many congregants when I would get a chance to talk about my sabbatical experience and when I read his description for this service it really hit home. When people ask me about my sabbatical […]

 Spring – Rebecca Kaye Ah, Spring. The time of year when nature is bursting with energy and growth and disgusting yellow-green goo that turns up everywhere. It’s a perfect metaphor for our smallest congregants, from birth to graduation. We call them munchkins, children, whipper-snappers, tweens, grasshoppers, teenyboppers, and youth. This morning, consider a different term […]

The Importance of Authenticity in Relationship I dwell. I dwell on past events. I dwell on past conversations. I dwell on friends lost and gained. Mostly though, I dwell on how I wish I had acted, on what I wish I had said, how I wish I had responded. For today, my thoughts turn […]