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True Belonging

I want to begin this morning by reflecting on a powerful concept that comes to us from emotional intelligence researcher and author Brene Brown.

The concept is “true belonging.” 1,983 more words

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Because Somebody Loved Me

Early on in his amazing Ware Lecture, given before a whole host of Unitarian Universalists at the 2015 General Assembly, Cornel West says “unequivocally” that “I am who I am because somebody loved me, somebody cared for me…. 2,031 more words

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Entrustment Ceremony

Entrustment Ceremony (by Rev. Anthony Makar)

The transfer of parental rights from one family to another in an open adoption is bittersweet. The role of a ritual, called an entrustment ceremony, to honor this event is becoming very common as adoptive and birth families feel empowered to create open and trusting relationships. 1,270 more words

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Wonder Woman and Loneliness

As the 2017 blockbuster movie Wonder Woman begins, we hear her voice with its exotic accent, she speaks of wanting to save the world but learning things the hard way. 2,188 more words

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Home is the Present Moment

Today we begin a new worship series that takes up the question of “home.” But by “home,” I’m not talking about a mere physical place where a person might happen to sleep, and nor am I talking about the physical space where a person might attend services. 1,781 more words

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Growing Up, Growing Old, Growing True

I hope there is no adult in this space who underestimates the importance of gifts of time to children. Even the seeming smallest can become a formative memory forever. 1,530 more words

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Unsuspecting Treasures

For our summer services, our UUCA Worship Team wanted to expand the number of voices speaking from the pulpit. And so, several weeks back, I reached out to some folks to see if they’d want to participate. 2,112 more words

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