Minister’s Blog

Be a Beginner Every Single Morning

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”
-Meister Eckhart

As we crest the new year, I feel the wisdom and the calling embedded in Meister Eckhart’s admonition, “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” What if we didn’t need to already know … read more.

The Beauty of the Irrational

It is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild
Had Mary been filled with reason
There’d have been no room for the child. – Madeleine L’Engle

How wonderful to dedicate this season for the irrational, and for love that blooms bright and wild!

Irrational, bright … read more.

Dayenu – It Would Have Been Enough

Tuesday evening, I was at Congregation Bet Ha’am, for the beautiful and moving interfaith service honoring the victims of the horrific massacre that took place on Saturday morning at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people died that day. Others were physically injured. … read more.

Preparing for All Souls’ Day

Sunday, November 4 is All Souls Day, when we will be remembering those who have gone before us who have died. While the tradition comes to us directly through our Universalist heritage, there are many traditions and ways in which to honor our departed. Some … read more.

I Am Changing the Things I Cannot Accept

When I see the photo of a young woman, young enough to be my granddaughter, standing in a crowd and holding a handmade poster that says “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept,” I … read more.

Meet Willy!

It was wonderful meeting so many of you on Sunday, introducing ourselves and sharing stories. However, there was no vehicle or format in which I could introduce you to my dog Willy. Although many of you have met him, please, let me introduce you.

Willy is … read more.

Feeling Welcomed!

How does it feel to be welcomed? For most of us, it feels good. It may be that for us to feel welcomed is to feel included or accepted, acknowledged, valued, or offered a space. How that happens is different for each of us.
I … read more.