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Reverend Bill DeWolfe, 1927-2014

A few brief words – I had the privilege of working with Bill DeWolfe on the congregational “Leap of Faith” home team last year. I will remember him for his sense of hope, humor and the historical perspective he brought … Continue reading

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Reverend Lee Devoe, 1959 – 2014

Rev Lee was the first Unitarian Universalist minister I ever met. I’ve thought of her increasingly over the last two years as I have felt, and fought, and followed my own call to ministry. Like a painting that looks up close to be a mess of dots and splotches, the real beauty of her ministry here only became clear to me at a distance. I had so hoped to run into her again someday. Continue reading

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Old roots and tender leaves

Sunday a week ago was clear and bright, a couple of inches of fresh snow on top of what the storm three days earlier had dropped. There is something special about driving through rural New England after a fresh snowfall. … Continue reading

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As above, so below

I probably spend too much time thinking. I can’t help it. It’s what I do. I tumble ideas around, bang them off each other, watching for sparks of inspiration as the rough edges grind each other away. The hardest part … Continue reading

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Hands

Today is Saturday, and today I am not doing church. Or service. Or school. Not because I do not love these things – it has been a rich full week with only a little bit made of crazy – but … Continue reading

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And who am I to bear this water?

The days whip by so fast now. I keep imagining that soon, soon things will settle down into the new normal, whatever that looks like, and I will be focused – reading my assignments and showing up sharp and together … Continue reading

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I’m on my way…

I’m on my way…. and I can’t decide whether the next line I sing belongs to the gospel hymn or to the chorus of a Paul Simon tune. I’m on my way… to the [Promised] land, I’m on my way, … Continue reading

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