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The Holiday Miracles

Here, in our church, you are just as much a holiday miracle as the turning of the earth, as persistence and dedication to a faith, as the creation of each new life. We see the love you give to others, the space you create … read more.

Gratitude & Joy

Bring to mind someone you care about, someone it is easy to rejoice for.
Picture them and feel the natural joy you have for their well-being, for their happiness and success.
With each breath, offer them your grateful, heartfelt wishes:
May you be joyful. 
-Jack … read more.

Oh honey

Oh honey, I said
—for once
without a trace of irony or blush of shame—

“from “Self Compassion” by James Crews

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Dear Ones,

I don’t think I need to remind you how this can be the most difficult time of year, a time when depression hides in … read more.

This Is My Last

Dear Ones, 

“This is my last…” of so many things. My last newsletter article to you, my last month in the pulpit, my last Christmas Eve worship service—the list is long. 

I have learned so much from you: Your eagerness and willingness to be engaged in the … read more.

Our Blessings

. . . reminds us of our blessings . . .

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T . . . starts out with Turkey and with Tofu, and Together,

H . . . reminds us of Happiness, may it grow beyond all measure.

A . . . means … read more.

Kiss the Ground

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

-Jelaluddin Rumi

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Dear Ones,

Most things I do have to do with church (or laundry). When I’m not doing active ministry, I love all the reading that keeps me apprised of current events … read more.

Suddenly Darkness

Blessed is the dark, in which our dreams stir and are revealed.

-Amy Zucker-Morganstern

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Dear Ones,

I’m planning on preaching about the darkness on the day leading to the solstice (Dec 19). And yet, suddenly, over a month before we reach the … read more.

Remembering

We take time to remember
The ancestor’s journey
Lit by a thousand stars
What the wilderness taught them…
-Sara LaWall

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Dear Ones,

For the first time since the pandemic, we’ve actually got family coming to visit. Just one member, but I’m really excited to be welcoming my … read more.

It’s Liminal Time

We are in a liminal season: something has ended, but a new thing is not yet ready to begin.

In liminal seasons, systems and processes break down because they are supposed to. 

-Susan Beaumont

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My dog Dolley (well, Ron’s dog that … read more.