Tag Archives: Trust

Weeds, a Sabbatical Story

I know it sounds naive, but I swear at the start, I thought it was a one-time thing. Granted, they were everywhere, so I knew it wasn’t going to be simple, or short term. But, still, I thought if I … Continue reading

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#Blessed

I was in my second year of seminary when I learned how to pray. It wasn’t in a class, or a field placement – technically I learned prayer in those official places. But the real lesson happened at home.  One night.  My children … 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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Dear Congregation….an open letter to the Foothills Unitarian Church

Dear Foothills Unitarian Church, I’ve tried for two weeks to write an annual report, without much luck.  Not because I am lacking in things I might lift up about our programs and ministries this year…. I could remind us of … Continue reading

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What Can We Count On? (Part 4 – On What is Worthy of Trust)

I started this series on “what keeps us grounded as we move through change” in the midst of the last “fiscal cliff” crisis as anxiety was running high and uncertainty appeared interminable – for all of us. But this wasn’t … 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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The Gift of Being Let Down

Sermon offered December 2013 Reading: “Messy and Imperfect Beloved Community” by Laila Ibrahim I have been going to the same church for nearly thirty years. I have filled a variety of leadership positions, from OWL teacher to Board president, usher … Continue reading

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