Tag Archives: Humanity

Shallots, a Sabbatical Story

At a certain point in the summer, I realized that I’d peeled, and sliced, and cooked up more shallots in the past few months than I’d probably cooked in my whole life.  Shallots are, I decided, one funny but true … Continue reading

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You Make No Sense

Sermon: You Make No Sense – Gretchen This past week, the State of Oregon heard public comments for a Bill they were considering that would stop non-medical exemptions for vaccinations. See, just across the Columbia river, officials in Clark County, Washington have just confirmed … Continue reading

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Loving People Anyway

Reading: Gate A-4 by Naomi Shihab Nye  Sermon: Loving People Anyway  Sermon Audio Available Here Almost exactly one year ago, 17-year-old Zachary Cruz was having a regular afternoon at the skate park when his mom’s friend showed up running towards … Continue reading

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Time to DTR

Reading – “Seeing People” by Brene Brown, from Daring Greatly  Last week, while getting my nails done, I watched in horror as the two women across from me talked on their phones the whole time, employing head nods, eyebrow raises, … Continue reading

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What Can We Count On? (Part 3)

Perhaps there’s no better time than January, this time of new beginnings and resolutions, to turn your attention to what is worthy of your ultimate trust. There are so many places to misplace our loyalty this time of year, so many things and people making unworthy … Continue reading

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Born this Way…?

First Reading – #592 The Free Mind by William Ellery Channing I call that mind free which masters the senses, which recognizes its own reality and greatness:Which passes life, not in asking what it shall eat or drink, but in … Continue reading

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