Tag Archives: Faith

Anger, Love, and the Hope for Change

For a month about simplicity (our church monthly theme), the current cultural moment is anything but simple. Since the news broke on Sunday about the terrible shooting in Orlando, I’ve been back and forth with all sorts of emotions: angry, sad, … 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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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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The Walking Willing – Homily Sept 13 2015

Reading – From Krista Tippet’s Interview with Sister Simone Campbell, “How to Be Spiritually Bold” Gerald May, in this amazing book Will and Spirit, says that the only thing that we bring to the contemplative life is a willing heart. … 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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God Revised

Several years ago, I was sitting at the desk in the Chaplain’s office at the Denver Women’s Prison, waiting for one of the inmates, and I could hear my own breathing.  It was heavy, and quick, which was not at … Continue reading

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Dear Congregation….an open letter to the Foothills Unitarian Church

Dear Foothills Unitarian Church, I’ve tried for two weeks to write an annual report, without much luck.  Not because I am lacking in things I might lift up about our programs and ministries this year…. I could remind us of … Continue reading

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How to Write Your Unitarian Universalist Testimony

“Only by….conversion can we be possessed by a love that will not let us go.”  – James Luther Adams, in “Root Ideas of Human Freedom” My colleague Joanna Fontaine Crawford posted this article, along with an invitations to Unitarian Universalists to … Continue reading

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Skydiving – Reflection by Doug Powell

Doug shared this story with me last Fall, as we were talking about the coming year of transitions for our church.  When I heard it – I said – I don’t know when, but there’s going to come a Sunday … Continue reading

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What Can We Count On? (Part 1)

I write this post nearly two weeks into the federal government shutdown, and once again on the brink of national (which would likely mean global) financial disaster. Though there is talk of a deal in the works, the process leading … Continue reading

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