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Braver/Wiser

  • By Jake Morrill
    For twelve years, Daisy has been the best dog any person could love. But last week, when she disappeared into the woods? That wasn’t what I...

Tapestry of Faith

A Chorus of Faiths

  • The Tenderloin district of San Francisco can be intimidating because of its high concentration of homeless people, poverty, prostitution,...

Building Bridges

Families

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Miracles

Sing to the Power

Spirit in Practice

  • Once the great Sufi holy man and wise fool Nasreddin Hodja was walking down the street when a group of women came running up to him...

Spirit of Life

  • By Susan Manker-Seale
    This story is an excerpt from the essay "Balance" by Unitarian Universalist minister Susan Manker-Seale, included in the book Everyday...

Windows and Mirrors

Wonderful Welcome

World of Wonder

WorshipWeb

  • By Margaret Weis
    Come into this place with your whole self – the parts that are raw and exposed; the part that is beaming with joy; the part that is seeking...
  • By Kevin Tarsa
    May I remember in this tender moment that Love is my guide, always, shepherding me toward ways of openness and compassion. I have what I...
  • By Heather Rion Starr
    May whatever gatherings or activities we engage in this Sunday afternoon help restore us — our connections to one another; our sense of...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    This prayer is for all. For all who are fearful about the economy; about the fate of our country; health care for yourself or your children...
  • By Gretchen Haley
    What's going to happen? Will everything be ok? What can I do? In these days we find ourselves, too often, Stuck with these questions on...
  • By Amy McCreath
    "What we need is here" is a perfect, simple song by Episcopalian priest Rev. Amy McCreath. Its five words are the closing sentence of a...
  • By Ben Soule
    Out of the darkness, light. Out of the light, warmth. Out of the warmth, joy. Out of the joy, togetherness. May this flame hold us for the...
  • By Jennifer "Jo" VonRue, Linette Lowe
    Welcome to this space, this sanctuary of peace where we come to not only create our best selves, but to also do the work of creating a...
  • By Samuel A Trumbore
    In this time of long nights and short days, let us seek the light within … by contemplating, through our mind’s eye, the image of a candle...
  • By Anne Mason
    Spirit of Life, your very presence among us is what gives us connection. Help us to sense that beneath our feet is the strength we need to...
  • By Susan Maginn
    Gracious God, From Isaiah we hear you say, “Do not fear. I have called you by name. You are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will...
  • By Elena Westbrook
    In a world ravaged by violence, by hatred, by conflicts that seem eternal and insoluble, sometimes the only thinbg we can do is be still...
  • By Elena Westbrook
    Let every moment be a prayer. With every sip of trea, let your lips move in thanksgiving. Be fully present to every stroke of the hairbrush...
  • 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 Ellen Rockett, Rebecca Parker
    "There is a Love holding us." From Rebecca Parker's text, which Elizabeth Norton wrote as a hymn, " There Is a Love. "
  • By Naguib Mahfouz
    وطن المرء ليس مكان ولادته و لكنه المكان الذي تنتهي فيه كل محاولاته للهروب "Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Holy grandparents of the Universe...energies of creation...endless mysteries of life: You are the music that sounded before our world was...
  • By James Ishmael Ford
    As we attempt to walk responsibly on this planet, we need perspective. If we hope to make a difference, we need a place from which to act...
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    Ah, it’s true. When our ancestors spoke of heaven, they were speaking of this moment. When they went on about nirvana they imagined a time...
  • By Susan Manker-Seale
    Let us join hearts in the spirit of meditation and prayer: Juntemos corazones en el espiritu de meditacion y oracion : Mysterious Presence...
  • By Elizabeth Tarbox
    Spirit of Life, I give thanks for the opportunities to love that present themselves in the turmoil of life. Where the light catches the...
  • By George A Tyger
    I lean back in the chair and exhale a long breath of thick white cigar smoke into the night sky. It rises upward, swirls in a light breeze...
  • By Tandi Rogers
    I call upon you, < ancestor >, from the Cloud of Witnesses to accompany me today. You teach me < value(s) >, and today I am...
  • By Jay Wolin
    When I look up into the night sky, I am in awe of all that is. There in a far away galaxy A star has died, Yet it is still bright for my...
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time there was a young girl named Maggie, who found out she had a very terrible disease and probably would never be well again...
  • By Ricardo Williams
    The Resurrection is to me the most difficult story in the Bible. John 20:31: Jesus said unto Thomas, "Because thou hast seen me, thou hast...
  • By Daniel Kanter
    To love life is to notice the wonders that abound And To notice the wonders that abound Is to be grounded here and now And To be grounded...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Do you seek eternal life? Would you accept it if you knew it was already yours? None of us knows what the future may bring. None of us...
  • By Barbara J Pescan
    In this familiar place, listen: to the sounds of breathing, creaking chairs, shuffling feet, clearing throats, and sighing all around Know...

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