Hold My Chalice at Substack
As anyone who’s read a Hymn By Hymn entry, you know that I have opinions. I mentioned this list and some of my opinions to a colleague, who remarked “watch out! Kimberley’s going in! Hold her beer!” to which I jokingly replied, “no, hold my chalice.” And a series title emerged. So. Go on over… Continue reading
A love letter to my Unitarian Universalist colleagues
Beloveds, It’s getting harder and we don’t know what to do about it. In his song “My Oh My,” David Gray sings What on earth is going on in my heart As it turns as cold as stone? Seems these days I don’t feel anything ‘Less it cuts me right down to the bone What… Continue reading
Hymn by Hymn delay
Friends, it’ll be late this afternoon before I am able to post; I had to hit the road early to arrive at the Unitarian Fellowship of Northern Westchester, and singing today’s doxology before I left just wasn’t in the cards. Stay tuned! Continue reading
Kindness over Niceness
A casual conversation with UU World editor Kenny Wiley led to my saying “I need to write about this” and Kenny saying “do it and I’ll see if we can publish it.” So I did, and he did, and now it’s been published online and in print. Read it here. Continue reading
Seven years ago, I was trying to figure out what direction I was headed in, trying to hear God’s voice, trying to figure out what was actually next for me. I look back at those posts from 2010, and I see a younger me trying to let the process unfold as it should. At every… Continue reading
STLT#232, The Hills Are Bare at Bethlehem
I hardly have words this morning – this carol is simply beautiful. Set to the tune Prospect, one of my very favorites from Southern Harmony, these lyrics by Royce Scherf are melancholy and holy and full of whatever it is that hearts are full of in that moment of exhaustion when something like a miracle… Continue reading
Hymn by Hymn Event: Sing with Kimberley at General Assembly!
While I know there are readers who are not Unitarian Universalists, most of you are. And of that group, some of you will be attending General Assembly in New Orleans this June. And of that group, some of you don’t mind getting up early for something cool, especially if it’s just for one morning. And… Continue reading
Dear Nerdist: An Open Letter of Thanks
An open letter to Chris Hardwick, founder of The Nerdist and host of The Nerdist Podcast (and @midnight and The Talking Dead and who knows what else because he’s doing so much as he follows his bliss): Dear Chris, I want to thank you for the impact The Nerdist Podcast has made on me. Like… Continue reading
The Unexpected Hiatus and a New Project
Somehow, this blog was forgotten in the fray. I stopped blogging about anything – theology, art, justice – because life had gotten the better of me. It was all I could do to write sermons and newsletter articles. Perhaps this was my downfall – I feel best when I write. But I let a million… Continue reading
What I Missed Yesterday
If you read yesterday’s blog post, you might think I am too much of a pessimist, that I can’t celebrate victories without bringing everyone down. I guess that is what I did; I have been long cognizant of the “middle class white” nature of the marriage equality fight, and I let the bigger picture take… Continue reading
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