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What Comes Next

Reading – from Alain de Botton’s 2016 essay, “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person”   It’s one of the things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it … Continue reading

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The Next Right Thing

Reading – from Glennon Doyle – “A list of 5 things I know”  1. What you don’t know, you’re not supposed to know yet. 2. More will be revealed. 3. Crisis means to sift. Let it all fall away and you’ll … Continue reading

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Charge to the Minister – for the ordination of Sean Neil-Barron April 2, 2017

First, Thank you. It is my joy and privilege to charge you in your new ministry – I think doing the charge is like every older sister’s dream.  But – really, it is my honor, so, thank you. To begin, … Continue reading

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To be entrusted with this great message

This past week marked the official beginning of my senior ministry at Foothills. As I’ve gotten closer to this threshold, I’ve been thinking about the Rev. Mary Lydia Legget, who in 1900 was the last (and only other) female minister to … Continue reading

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Charge to the Minister – for Rev. Patty Willis

I had the wonderful chance to be there for my friend and colleague, Patty Willis’ installation to the South Valley UU Church in Salt Lake City on Sunday the 20th of March.  And not just to be there, but to … Continue reading

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Intentions for the New Year

While I am a little skeptical about the wisdom or efficacy of new year’s resolutions, I am a fan of what seems to be a new trend for setting new year’s intentions.  Though not technically all that different than a resolution, an intention … Continue reading

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Right and Risk in the Big Top – Candidating Sermon 1, Nov 8, 2015.

Listen to this sermon here. Right and Risk in the Big Top You might have heard it said that there are no atheists in foxholes. It’s an incredibly simplistic and somewhat insulting way of speaking to the experience of coming face … Continue reading

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Candidating from the Inside

I am thrilled, humbled and so grateful to be selected as the Candidate for the Senior Minister at the Foothills Unitarian Church where I have been serving as the Associate/Assistant Minister since August 2012. The announcement was made on October 18th, … Continue reading

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Born of Bright Faith

Reading – “Bright Faith” By Sharon Salzberg The state of love-filed delight in possibilities and eager joy at the prospect of actualizing them is known in Buddhism as bright faith. Bright faith goes beyond merely claiming that possibility for oneself to … Continue reading

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The Bigger Yes

In the months leading up to my high school graduation, my younger sister Sarah took to glaring at me across the room.   Sometimes, she’d even give me the silent treatment.   My mom told me, she’s angry at you – for … Continue reading

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