Category Archives: Parenting

Lullabies for Our Children, Ourselves (sermon)

February 12, 2017 The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ   When my little ones were little, I would sing as part of our bedtime routine. One of the songs was The Ballad of Erica Levine by the late Bob Blue. … Continue reading

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Everything Possible: On the Fluidity of Humanity (sermon)

First Parish Church of Groton October 11, 2015 Karen G. Johnston, Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry audio version: click here When my little ones were little, I would sing them songs as part of our bedtime routine. Songs from … Continue reading

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Middle of the Night Miracles

Our bodies are deeply miraculous. And, of course, deeply bound by a natural order that science reveals to us more and more. Both at the same time. The other night, I woke myself from a nightmare. As I did, I … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault Prevention: A Mother Discloses to a Daughter

*trigger alert: sexual assault* Mom, I don’t plan on getting raped… So said college-bound daughter, age-appropriate disdain in her voice. Unbidden, these words jumped out of my mouth, Neither did I. Time stopped. There was no room for misunderstanding. My … Continue reading

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