Tag Archives: Gratitude


Sometimes, on Sunday evenings, I feel in my body, the sense memory from my senior year of high school of the hours after a swim meet, or a tennis match, or a calculus test. Growing up these were the markers, … Continue reading

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Growing in Generosity

Story “The Gift”  Sermon “Growing in Generosity”  In her book, Packing for Mars, Mary Roach shares that in the very first space station, the engineers realized they wouldn’t need tables.  Because, no gravity meant you couldn’t sit down, and the … Continue reading

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Eyes to See, Ears to Hear

Listen to this sermon here. Story – The Beggar and the Box from Eckhart Tolle Sermon That story is one of my favorites, I’ve told it a few times here. In this season where we are making lists of all … Continue reading

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Bound in – and Blind to – the Blessing

The exercise actually read, “Blind to the Blessing,” but that’s not what I read.  I had been scanning through this month’s Soul Matters Packet, on Blessing, looking for inspiration for this month’s services and programs, when I read – or rather misread – these … Continue reading

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Extravagant Gestures in the Everyday

“The extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. After the one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, flinging intricacies and colossi down eons of emptiness, heaping profusions on profligacies with ever fresh vigor. The … Continue reading

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Returning the Gift

I Will Lift My Weary Eyes (Lange) Ask me what I’ll do when the storm clouds open up, And the flood waters cover the land, Ask me what I’ll do in the time of tribulation, With pestilence on every hand. … Continue reading

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