Minister’s Blog

All of a Sudden It Happened

Why it was wonderful;
Why, all at once there were leaves,                                                            
Leaves at the end of a dry stick, small, alive
Leaves out of wood.  It was wonderful.
You can’t imagine.  They came by the wood path
And the earth loosened, the earth … read more.

Holding Things Lightly

I’d like to invite us to hold ourselves lightly, our dreams and hopes, our knowledge and beliefs, our disappointments and our mistakes.  All of them, lightly.

We are entering into a time of experimentation.  We decided this together.  That was the buy-in.  As a congregation we … read more.

Willy

We have loved Willy.  He has brought joy and comfort and unconditional love to many, at meetings, in coffee hour, in your homes and hospital visits.  He has been happy here,

And, as some of you know, he has been sick, coughing and experiencing trouble breathing.   … read more.

I’ve Decided to Stick With Love

“I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I read those words of Dr. King, my heart grows full. I feel the rightness of his words in my body. Love fills and warms the heart … read more.

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.