Category: Rev Katie’s Animas View

Pride in our values

Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender and our sexuality.

Rev. Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

At UUFD, we take our commitment to LGBTQIA+ justice and insclusion seriously. We fly our rainbow flag outside our front door … read more.

Keep On Movin’ Forward

Be not afraid of growing slowly.
Be afraid only of standing still.
-Chinese Proverb

photo: Dell M. at Durango Women’s March

Rev. Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

It almost seemed like old times last Sunday afternoon when we gathered together behind our new UUFD Side With Love banner to march … read more.

Join Us!

Loving spirit,
be our guest,
Dine with us,
Share our bread.
That our table
Might be blessed
And our souls be fed.

-Gary Kowalski
(Sunday and Every Day)
photo: Family Brea

Rev. Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

Just a quick note today to welcome you to join us this Sunday on the UUFD patio at 9am. … read more.

Pandemic Flux

….The leaves on the trees and blades of grass

Try on new suits of yellow, orange, red and brown.

Life around us slowly retreats

And goes to sleep.

In the rest before renewal, the earth will remain

Waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting.

For the time that they … read more.

Each Season

I like to think that to one in sympathy with nature, each season, in turn, seems the loveliest.

— Mark Twain

Rev Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

I’m not a regular hiker, although every time I’ve gone, I’ve enjoyed it. I do walk my dog every day. The first walk … read more.

Embracing Possibility

When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.
-Benjamin Franklin

Rev Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

We’ve been relatively safe from the massive heat waves, western fires and eastern floods that have affected our country this summer. But I know that my feeling of safety is … read more.

Faith and Learning

A room without books
is like a body
without a soul.


Rev Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

I imagine I’m a bit like you, only beginning to process the horror taking place in Afghanistan. Sometimes I find myself reading all the newspaper articles, then at other times, … read more.

The Growing Edge

All around us worlds are dying and new worlds are being born;
all around us life is dying and life is being born.

-Howard Thurman

Rev Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

Civil Rights theologian Howard Thurman wrote,”Look well to the growing edge! All around us worlds are dying and … read more.

What Do We Do With Our Pain?

All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain…

-Richard Rohr

Rev. Katie’s Animas View

Dear Ones,

Franciscan spiritual leader Richard Rohr wrote, “By trying to handle all suffering through willpower, denial, medication, or even therapy, we have forgotten something that should be obvious: we do … read more.


I’m writing this message to you before my vacation, when you’ll actually be reading this the day I return. Because of my son’s accident, we’ve had to cancel much of the vacation plans we had made. And, in my family, what we all need right now is rest. 

I’ll be paying attention … read more.