Matt Aspin

Blessings Received

On this last day of his internship, Ministerial Intern Matt Aspin reflects on the lessons and the blessings he has received from his time with us. A reminder for all of the power and promise available within our beloved community.

Creative Tension

Although sometimes hard to hold, discord and discomfort can serve as mentors on the path to new and better ways of being.

For Blessings to Emerge

We all look forward to the vibrant rebirth of a hopeful spring. But as winter begins to slowly loosen her grip, let’s pause one last time to reflect upon the hidden blessings that can only be found in the quieter seasons of life.

Nature’s Balancing Act

Things seem out of balance in the human world these days. Yet nature is ALWAYS in balance. Can the natural world teach us what we need to learn to find a more sustainable way forward in our lives?

Affirmation and Inspiration

Our annual love service near Valentine’s Day invites us to focus on the love we’ve put into the world and our intentions to keep it going! In particular, we’ll cheer our work with Mann Elementary, write some valentines to people who are working to create more love, encourage ourselves and each other by creating reminders of what we mean to do. Come and demonstrate YOUR perseverance in loving the world!

The Most Important Intention

Many of us cobbled together a list of inspiring-sounding intentions to inspire ourselves as we prepared to welcome the New Year. But did we all remember to include the most important intention of all?

A New Hope

Join us in community on Sunday as we leave the past behind, embrace the presence of now, and welcome our souls’ future dreams.

How full is too full?

In this season of harvest and Thanksgiving, the concept of abundance conjures up colorful images of cornucopia overflowing with bountiful plenty. While this image is compelling…does striving towards this ideal leave us any space to experience the unexpected joys and pains that are part and parcel of an actual life?

Going Against the Grain

In life, as in woodworking, you follow the existing pattern of whatever you’re working on to smooth out what already is. But if you truly want to create something new, at some point you have to find the courage go against the grain.