Tag Archives: Story

Poetry, a Sabbatical Story

“Perhaps the earth can teach us as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.” -Pablo Neruda I’ve always loved writing – especially poetry – which I started experimenting with in middle school when all things feel like … Continue reading

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Telling the Stories of Sabbatical

I’m nearing the end of my nearly-15 week sabbatical. My first, after 7 years serving Foothills through major transitions, occasional upheaval, a big surge in (numerical, organizational, spiritual) growth, and the election of 2016 (aka liberal existenstial crisis). All of … Continue reading

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Step Zero

Story: Two Monks and a Woman  Homily – for the New Year: Step Zero (co-written by Kristen Psaki)  Here’s what I’ve always wondered, about that story.  When the older monk asks the younger monk that question, about why he was still … 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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Charge to the Minister – for Rev. Patty Willis

I had the wonderful chance to be there for my friend and colleague, Patty Willis’ installation to the South Valley UU Church in Salt Lake City on Sunday the 20th of March.  And not just to be there, but to … Continue reading

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The Danger of a Single Story

Sermon preached November, 2014 Based on the TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Story: Apparently the commander of a vessel that was engaged in maneuvers in heavy weather was on the bridge late one night when the watch (I think … Continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for All Unitarian Universalists (Stories 9-10, and a bonus)

Continuing to reveal 10 stories I wish every Unitarian Universalist knew….here are stories 9-10, plus a bonus for fun.  Story 9:  Born into Covenant, by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker Rev. Rebecca Parker tells the story of when she first became … Continue reading

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