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True Things – Sermon March 12 2017

Reading, from Adrienne Rich’s “Lies, Secrets, and Silence”  Sermon, “True Things” – part 1 of 3 part series “Real Life”  Today’s my mom’s birthday, and so I’m going to start by sharing a classic my-mom story. She’d just come back … Continue reading

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Giving Up the Ghost

Reading from Christine Robinson’s essay, “Imagineers of Soul”  Sermon Preached August 21, 2016 The audio version of this sermon can be found here. A few years ago, my colleague Robin Bartlett, who grew up Unitarian Universalist, preached a sermon she … Continue reading

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My Precious – a sermon on liberation and will

Here is the audio of this sermon.  Reading: Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 7, verses 15-24 It was a recent blog post from Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project that made me think of Gollum for today’s service. … Continue reading

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Share Your Shame Stories – Just Not With Everyone

I’m not telling any secrets when I say that my mom can’t keep any secrets.  One our favorite family stories is about the time that she had a somewhat embarrassing medical issue, and upon its discovery she told us, “I … Continue reading

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