Tag Archives: healing

Seeing You Whole: Speaking Out Against Sexual Violence

I say truly that the legacy of violence, shame, and silence in our lives is unbearable. This week there was the news of the outrageous and inadequate judicial response to Brock Turner’s conviction as a rapist.  Also, this week there … Continue reading

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Being Servant Candle: Strongest When We Help Each Other

At my children’s elementary school, there was an annual Solstice pageant. One of my favorite parts was when someone read an adaptation (by Monique Bourgeois) of Judy Bressler’s Servant Candle, which I offer here, in part: A candle alone is … Continue reading

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Coming to the Pond: Surrender & Prayer (sermon)

Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence August 9, 2015 (The Mary Oliver poem referenced in this sermon can be found here.) When I joined my first Unitarian Universalist congregation, this very one, nearly twenty ago, there was not much tolerance … Continue reading

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