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  • By John Saxon
    Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling. It calls us in the silence and through the noise and busyness of our daily lives. It calls...
  • By Marilynne Robinson
    Gilead , by Marilynne Robinson, is a novel that takes the form of a letter or journal that a dying, elderly Congregationalist minister in...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    No matter how weak or how frightened we may feel, we each have gifts that can make a difference in the world. In this coming week, may you...
  • By Melanie Davis
    If ever there were a time for a candle in the darkness, this would be it. Using a spark of hope, kindle the flame of love, ignite the light...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    May we see all as it is, and may it all be as we see it. May we be the ones to make it as it should be, For if not us, who? If not now,...
  • By David Richo
    "Our universal calling as humans is to be the most loving people we can be."
  • By Erica Baron
    May you never thirst. May your body and your spirit always have what they need. When you are in need of refreshment, or new life, may the...
  • By Leslie Ahuvah Fails
    All that we have been separately and all that we will become together is stretched out before and behind us like stars scattered across a...
  • By Susan Maginn
    Gracious God, from Exodus we hear you say, "I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Jesus was a teacher, long ago, of love and compassion. When Jesus spoke to his followers, it was often about how to share more, love more,...
  • By Susan Maginn
    He's not where he is supposed to be. He should be practicing sprints in the desert sun with all the other aspiring Marines, but instead he...
  • By Nancy Shaffer
    When you heard that voice and knew finally it called for you and what it was saying—where were you? Were you in the shower, wet and soapy,...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Here is where I found my voice and chose to be brave. Here’s a place where I forgave someone, against my better judgment, and I survived...
  • By Brian Doyle
    Prayer of Thanks for Hoes & Scythes & Spatulas & Toothbrushes & Binoculars & the Myriad Other Tools & Instruments...
  • By Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson
    Dear great lathe of heaven, O foundry of souls, You churning, burning cosmos which has wrought me on the infinite loom of your celestial...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Ever since I graduated from college, I have had a recurring dream. My wife has had it, too, as well as a lot of other people I know. In my...
  • By Jane E Mauldin
    My wakeful nights are fewer now that my children are growing older. A recent event reminded me of what I am missing. After a tremendously...
  • By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    When we take fire from our chalice, it does not become less. It becomes more. And so we extinguish our chalice, but we take its light and...
  • By Mary Wellemeyer
    It’s hard to believe it is finished. She was so full of life and fun until just before the end— keeping track of people, enjoying the...
  • By Mary Wellemeyer
    Like those shepherds who were on the hillsides with their flocks, like those wise ones in their observatories with their telescopes and...
  • By Qiyamah Rahman
    Now is the time to call on the memories of the ancestors who thought they ­could not walk another step ­toward freedom—and yet they did. It...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    The question is not, “What happens when we die?” Nobody really knows. The real question is, “What happens when we stop living?” The...
  • By Eric Williams
    Blessed is the path on which you travel. Blessed is the body that carries you upon it. Blessed is your heart that has heard the call...
  • By Susan Maginn
    From beyond the playful summer clouds, beyond the earth's thin blue line, from beyond the bright moon and meteor showers, we hear the call...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    When used as a responsive reading, "We are waiting" is the congregational response. This is the season of anticipation, Of expecting, of...
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    We summon ourselves from the demands and delights of the daily round: from the dirty dishes and unwaxed floors; from unmowed grass, and...
  • By Charles A Howe
    (May be read responsively) We light this chalice to affirm that new light is ever waiting to break through to enlighten our ways: That new...
  • By Linda J Hoddy
    Enter with me that still place within, the center, where we find not only our inmost selves, but also our connection to the farthest...
  • By Jan Taddeo
    The storm outside echoes the storm raging within my soul. So many people in need… so much pain, so much grief. Too many causes and...
  • By Jean M Rickard
    We have a calling in this world: We are called to honor diversity, To respect differences with dignity, And to challenge those who would...
  • By Philip Randall Giles
    We kindle this flame as a symbol of the light we would keep glowing in our lives: of appreciation for those who differ, loving kindness for...
  • By Beth Graham
    UU Church of St. Petersburg, Florida May 8, 2005 The donor household and this congregation were in the front of my mind when I selected the...
  • By Ruth E Gibson
    Spirit of life, we come together this Easter morning to rejoice in your ongoing creation around us and within us. We come to rejoice, but...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    As part of my seminary training I spent a summer working as a hospital chaplain, assigned to the psychiatric floor. I found it to be deeply...
  • By Maryell Cleary
    Knowing that we do not always live up to our best expectations of ourselves, let us in quietness seek the good within, which some call the...
  • By Lisel Mueller
    Doctor, you say there are no haloes around the streetlights in Paris and what I see is an aberration caused by old age, an affliction. I...
  • By Kimberly Beyer-Nelson
    In the hours before the birds stream airborne with chiming voice, a silent breath rests in the pines, and upholds the surface of the lake...