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On the days I eat

Spirit

On the days I eat

Music is a spiritual discipline for me. And I only need to practice on the days I eat.

Colleen M. McDonald | 8/27/2018 | Summer 2018

Diverse baptisms

Spirit

Diverse baptisms

The first time, I emerged merely breathless, wet, and cold.

Jim Sherblom | 4/2/2018 | Spring 2018

Schrödinger’s father

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Schrödinger’s father

The impending death of a loved one often leaves us sitting in a between-state.

Kenneth Sutton | 3/26/2018 | Spring 2018

Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

Life

Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

The holiday season can be a tangled web of memory, tradition, longing, and joy.

Meg Barnhouse | 12/21/2017

Of course I’m racist

Spirit

Of course I’m racist

Unlike many Unitarian Universalists, I was brought up openly racist. I’ve made progress, and I still have a long way to go.

Doug Muder | 9/18/2017 | Fall 2017

For appropriate seasonal seediness

Spirit

For appropriate seasonal seediness

We are all dependent on seeds, literally and metaphorically.

Jinny Batterson | 8/28/2017 | Fall 2017

Coming of age in an American internment camp

Life

Coming of age in an American internment camp

Rose Tanaka, a Denver UU, graduated high school at Manzanar, the infamous American internment camp for people of Japanese descent.

Kenny Wiley | 7/17/2017 | Summer 2017

Flowers on the altar

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Flowers on the altar

Arranging flowers is a form of moving meditation.

Debra Burrell | 6/5/2017 | Summer 2017

Struck from on high

Spirit

Struck from on high

Weird stuff is gonna happen, and you might as well get used to it.

Jane Ranney Rzepka | 10/24/2016

In François Clemmons’s unlikely neighborhood

Life

In François Clemmons’s unlikely neighborhood

Clemmons looks back on his music career and his groundbreaking role on ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.’

Heather Beasley Doyle | 10/3/2016 | Fall 2016

A record of things wonderful

Feature

A record of things wonderful

An atheist reckons with God, kids, and the Unitarian Universalist church.

Kris Willcox | 10/3/2016 | Fall 2016

Varieties of religious discernment

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Varieties of religious discernment

Each of my communities of faith has valued listening to the part of ourselves that knows where and how to leap.

Heather Christensen | 9/5/2016 | Fall 2016

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