Category: Rev Katie’s Animas View

Healing Trauma

This is a prayer for when words fail, for when they are not big enough or small enough to slip into the little cracks left in our hearts by life’s unbearable pressures.

This is a prayer for when the biggest noun cannot know the enormity of … read more.

Nature Mysticism

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken
By Ranier Maria Rilke 
English version by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy
Original Language German

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one … read more.

Heart Work

“Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise:
it’s “heart” work.”

-from Loved into Being Service  

Dear Ones,

Our stewardship team has just about completed their efforts toward the UUFD budget for the next congregational year that will begin July 2021–an important year, as … read more.

Black Lives Matter

“How am I feeling? It’s hard to describe. It’s important to remember that nothing that happened today changes the fact that we were witness to a man losing his life in the most excruciating way, while constantly saying he couldn’t breathe and begging for intercession … read more.

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.

There is no happiness like mine.

I have been eating poetry.

from “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand

Dear Ones,

As our Director of Faith Formation, Sara Sautter and I planned for the children’s lesson for worship these last few … read more.

Circle ‘Round for Justice, Healing, Courage

Dear Ones, 

I have just registered for the 2021 General Assembly to be held virtually in June. Last year’s quickly organized online gathering of our faith movement proved to be an extremely valuable experience. This year, the whole Assembly will again be online and will offer … read more.

I Grieve for Our Country

I grieve for our country where we could rush to believe that only others have responsibility for today. We must come together for the sake of each other.
I grieve for those who will die and those will lose loved ones in the next shooting.
And the … read more.

At one year, we . . .

Carry the flame, raise it high
Send its beacon through the sky
Keep it strong and shining through the pain
Let it rise and let it grow
Let it light the world you know
Let it glow

-Dan Schatz

Dear Ones,

We have passed the one year mark of the … read more.

Gathering with My Study Group

May this flame,
symbol of transformation since time began,
fire our curiosity,
strengthen our wills,

and sustain our courage
as we seek what is good
within and around us.

-Bets Weineke

Dear Ones,

I am “away” on study leave, gathered with the study group I’ve been part of for twenty years. … read more.