Tag Archives: Joy

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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Have you heard the laughter?

Poem: Heavy by Mary Oliver Comedian Patton Oswald’s wife died suddenly this past spring, at the age of 46.  As he told the New York Times recently, she’d been having trouble sleeping. One night, she gave in and took some … 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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The Light of Morning – Easter Sermon 2016

Here is the audio podcast of this sermon. Poetry: Maya Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning (from the line “Lift Up Your Faces, you have a piercing need…”)  Reading: Luke 24 from the Message Bible  Imagine it with me, this … Continue reading

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In a hurry, but it’s fun

For many of you – and for me, it’s the middle of spring break.  Even if you aren’t on a student’s schedule, I hope you are all finding ways to rest and slow down a little as we approach the … 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 Transient and the Permanent

A Service for the first Sunday after Marc Salkin Retired Reading: From “The Transient and the Permanent in Christianity” by Theodore Parker, delivered at the Ordination of  Rev. Charles C. Shackford in the Hawes Place Church, Boston on May 19, 1841 In … Continue reading

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