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For All That Is Our Life

A Meditation Anthology

Edited by Helen and Eugene Pickett

"The writings in this anthology are largely personal. They speak in a wide variety of voices, represent various theological points of view, and are written in different styles and forms—poetry as well as prose. All of them give expression to the familiar hymn, 'For all that is our life we sing our thanks and praise,' bringing a delightful harmony to the range of expression and unity in diversity so central to our liberal religious faith."
—from the Preface

For caring,
for love,
for the call to give one's self,
for the joyous, silent song in our inward being,
for all that is our life,
we sing our thanks and praise.

—"For All That Is Our Life" by Henry Simoki-Wastila

This eclectic addition to the popular UUA meditation manual series features nearly 50 selections from new voices and Skinner House authors such as Joy Atkinson, William Cleary, Stephen Shick and others. Suitable for solitary contemplation or to use in a group.

Helen Pickett was born in South Africa to missionary parents and grew up in the western United States where her father served a series of small churches. A lifelong church musician, she served on the UUA Hymnbook Resources Commission, which produced Singing the Living Tradition, and is editor of Rejoice Together (Skinner House Books). Eugene Pickett was the fourth president of the UUA from 1979 to 1985. He served churches in Florida, Virginia and Atlanta as well as the Church of the Larger Fellowship. He also served as president of the International Association for Religious Freedom. The Picketts have three grown daughters and have retired to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where they remain involved in denominational and church activities.

For more information contact skinnerhouse @ uua.org.

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Last updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

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