Spiritual Practice

  • Holey, Holy, Wholly

    Holey, Holy, Wholly

    Click here to listen to this sermon as delivered in Nantucket on March 4, 2018. People find wisdom in a variety of places – folk tales, sacred texts, nature, the words of prophetic people, music. I add to that list popular culture – specifically, movies and tv shows – in particular, those I find well… Continue reading

  • The Dangers of DIY

    The Dangers of DIY

    Over at Quest for Meaning, David Breeden made the case for Unitarian Universalism being a Do It Yourself religion. He writes: We do well to draw a sharp line between the subjectivity of religious experience and the objectivity of a congregational, corporate life together. Where I get my personal religious jolt is up to me—Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism,… Continue reading

  • What Am I Afraid Of?

    What Am I Afraid Of?

    I don’t understand it. I am an extrovert and love to process ideas, emotions, and experiences with people. I hold strong opinions about equality, justice, compassion, and ethics. I am willing to be in a crowd of people rallying for causes, to sign a petition, to write letters, to even blog a bit about things… Continue reading

  • Liking Myself as a Spiritual Practice

    Liking Myself as a Spiritual Practice

    A few days ago, a dear friend rightly called me out on a bit of negative self talk. And while the moment passed, it’s been sitting with me since. I know that I’m a lot better about self talk than I used to be – I recognize my gifts and talents and don’t measure myself against… Continue reading

  • The Paradox of Humility

    The Paradox of Humility

    “You bring a sense of humility.” My friend Nan said this to me yesterday while we were having coffee to discuss the practical arrangements of my staying in her home while attending seminary. We were talking about what I want to do in ministry, and she was telling me what she saw as my gifts… Continue reading

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