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That’s the paradox I’m sitting with, at this turn of the wheel: trying to find my own voice and my own balance and the confidence to speak from the authority of my own deep imperfection, with all its cracks and thin spots. This is a hard thing and, well, I can only do it imperfectly. Continue reading
The suitcase is in the living room again and I am once more packing for travel to Chicago. We’ve had a good long stretch of uneventful weather, but are forecast for another storm on Saturday when I’m scheduled to fly … Continue reading
Presented 5/18/2014 at First Universalist of Turner Center, Maine. Ringing of the bell, prelude, announcements and Doxology after the congregation’s usual custom. Chalice lighting (sung): Rise up, O Flame, by thy light glowing Show to us beauty, vision and joy! … Continue reading
I would have loved to post this closer to Easter Sunday, which was three or four days ago now depending how you count them, but better late than not at all. Easter Sunday was its own kind of beautiful – … Continue reading
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
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