Wellsprings – A Beacon of Hope?

Today, I attended the first retreat for the Wellsprings UU Spiritual Deepening program – a ten-month program of spiritual practice, spiritual direction, and spiritual deepening. Along with 19 other UUs in the Capital Region, we will explore together deeper questions of faith, belief, and a call to action. For me, it feels like a beacon …

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Lament

So many things I wonder…  I wonder about Union Theological – here’s a link to the tour video; it’s in the first few seconds that I saw in living color the sanctuary I have imagined in decades of dreams and meditations (although on second look, I see this one is enclosed with glass whereas my …

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Unsettled

I feel unsettled today… wondering which way to go, how to proceed, how to parse the publishing business with the sense of call to ministry, and how/if this relationship will both grow and fit into whatever the choice is. Of course, there’s the possibility that a choice never needs to be made – that I …

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Nourishment

What is it about the ocean that feeds my soul? I recently spent several days on the Florida coast, soaking in the sea air, the sand, the surf, the constant and relentless rhythm of the waves, the ebb and flow of the tides. I swam, splashed, gazed, and absorbed. And in some ways I feel …

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A Bridge over Troubled Water

I have been watching a delightful documentary series called “The Choir” – an English show about a guy who took some teens from a school in a depressed area of London, and turned them into a choir that competed in the International Choir competition in 2006. The series has been amazing; they didn’t win, but …

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