“Like hope, trust, and love, gratitude is both a feeling and a spiritual practice . . . Words of thanks signal acknowledgement of another’s part in benefiting our lives. “Thank you” adds a human connection. It says, “I noticed you were there, and I … read more.
Nationwide, over 17 million letters were mailed by over 180,000 letter writers on The Big Send date of October 17. TUUC had over 20 participants and our grand total was over 3,600 letters mailed!
Our star letter writer was … read more.
This fall, voters in the State of Washington are being asked to vote on Referendum Measure 90. This Referendum was created in response to Senate Bill 5395 which was recently passed by our Legislature that changes the law about sexual health education. It requires … read more.
As I’m drinking a cup of tangerine tea, relaxing for a moment during a day of raking dirt, digging in edging and helping a large area of our yard recover from “the big dig” of a full septic system replacement, I realize that I … read more.
One of my very favorite activities is paddling a kayak. When I was growing up, my family had a cottage on a lake in Vermont. We had a clunky rowboat and a fluorescent green canoe and I spent a lot of time out on … read more.
“When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.” – RuPaul
And reinvent we have in a time that has challenged our bodies, minds, hearts, and spirits. I am trying to be patient, to be mindful, to be careful, to be thoughtful, to be healthy. And, … read more.
When I was working with homeless teens in Chicago early in my ministry, I attended a conference on teen pregnancy hosted by the University of Chicago. The panel of experts included doctors, social workers, psychologists, and front line social service agency workers. I have … read more.
On Sunday, July 5, 2020, Ministerial Intern, Erien Babcock offered an intro to “Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change.” Erien is Passamaquoddy and Inupiaq, and brings a deeply personal story to the materials … read more.
There are times in life when it’s hard to figure out what to say. Comforting someone who has lost a beloved family member, for example. There are no words to meet that grief adequately, the small, clumsy ones we use never feel like they are … read more.