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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...
  • By Robin Tanner
    I had finally begun to relax—a bit. We were en route to Pennsylvania. My friend, a formal part of our “framily,” was visiting. We decided a...

Skinner House Books

  • Barbara Merritt
    From Skinner House Books
    Also available as an eBook from Google Books and in a Kindle Edition from the Amazon Kindle Store. The 2007 inSpirit title.The inSpirit...

WorshipWeb

  • By D. Scott Cooper
    There is a glow far off in the distance, a light to which no path leads. We know that each time we help another or join with them to heal...
  • By D. Scott Cooper
    We bow our heads in order to imagine not one path, but many. We imagine a path forward for those who cannot imagine any path forward,...
  • By Tom Schade
    O God, who moves among the stars of the cold clear sky, whose voice whispers in the silence of falling snow, whose silence stills our...
  • By Tom Schade
    Tonight, everyone is displaced and homeless. Tonight, everyone searches for Bethlehem. On this night, when the darkness comes so close, We...
  • By Barnaby Feder
    We kindle a flame we trust will lead us forward as we travel in unknown lands, where the question, “Shall I ever get there?” resounds: A...
  • By Jan Richardson
    Go slow if you can. Slower. More slowly still. Friendly dark or fearsome, this is no place to break your neck by rushing, by running, by...
  • 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 Lisa Doege
    "I remove my shoes because this is hallowed ground," the guide says. "A holy place, not an everyday life place." The guide tells us how we...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Spirit of life and love, light within and without, mystery from which we have all emerged, within which we live and die: be with us now as...
  • By Scott McNeill
    Note: #FOMO means "Fear of Missing Out" and #YOLO means "You Only Live Once." These are accompanied by hashtags because their acronyms...
  • By Angela Herrera
    What do you do with the secret verses of your heart? With your need for redemption, the story without words? With paradoxical truths, too...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Good Morning. Welcome to our Unitarian Universalist congregation. I’m [ name ]; I serve as [ role ] of this growing, journeying community...
  • By Bob Janis-Dillon
    Sometimes I offer to make a deal with God. “I’ll tell you about my resistance to prayer,” I say, “If you’ll explain the Holocaust.” God...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Night has its own kind of beauty, different than the beauty of day. Night is a time of sleep and dreams and inward visions, A time of pause...
  • By Martha Dallas
    I’m curious to know what you believe… about what is the best...food. Think about that for a moment. And if you’re wondering what I mean...
  • By Lynn Ungar
    Where will you go home? These mountains cannot receive you, and there is no cave or grave to be dug for you in your old hills. And still a...
  • 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 Martha Dallas
    Who here has to go through their clothes sometimes, say every year or so? Maybe it’s something your parents make you do…. [ ask for a show...
  • By Robin Bartlett
    I somehow lost my chalice necklace on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston the same day I lost my marriage and my religion. I must have dropped it...
  • By Angela Herrera
    Why did I listen to Your calling, O God? Why did I step out on faith, O Love? Why did I lift my feet, ignore my fear, and run ­toward the...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    Walk the maze within your heart: guide your steps into its questioning curves. This labyrinth is a puzzle leading you deeper into your own...
  • By David Ruffin
    “So...what do you want to do with your life???” There was a time when this question haunted me like an existential crisis. Some might call...
  • By Kathleen McTigue
    When the escape from Egypt was certain, when the last furious wave had closed over their enemies' heads and the dangerous waters lay smooth...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    They had no idea where they were going, when they left that night, in the dark, without lights, without shoes, without bread, their...
  • By Ellen Rockett
    Search freely and responsibly for truth & meaning. The Seven Principles by Ellen Rocket
  • By Gary Kowalski
    How many of you like to go hiking? I have a number of walks nearby that I like. Hunger Mountain, Snake Mountain and others. Or if we don’t...
  • By Aaron Stockwell
    In this new year, let us be amazed. Let us search for new life and hope in our midst. Let us nurture creativity in every form. Let us be...
  • By Ma Theresa Gustilo Gallardo
    Ultimate Grace, the heart of every matter, in every perfection and imperfection, in all senses and: tenses, in moments of every right and...
  • By Susan Maginn
    Sometimes you can open your eyes and find that everything is new like you moved to a new town don't know where your grocery store is don't...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    “This Ain’t No Country Club” excerpted from Nathan C. Walker (2014) Exorcising Preaching: Crafting Intellectually Honest Worship . St...
  • By Kate Lore
    Great Spirit of Life, as a new year begins, we turn inward to reflect about the state of our lives: What lessons have we learned in the...
  • By Alice Berry
    Children of the earth and sky, we are nurtured, sustained, given warmth and light from above and below. Supported by earth's strong, firm...
  • By Barbara Hamilton-Holway
    Go now in peace. Deeply regard each other. Truly listen to each other. Speak what each of you must speak. Be ready in any moment to disarm...
  • By Jeffrey A. Lockwood
    Our Subaru Forester was sliding sideways down Interstate 80 at fifty miles per hour. My wife, Nan, had gingerly switched to the left-hand...
  • By Barbara J Pescan
    Thou that hearest, listen -- In the beginning is the cry -- inarticulate -- inchoate -- essential. The primal cry of desire. Much later...
  • By Harry Meserve
    From arrogance, pompousness, and thinking ourselves more important than we are, may some saving sense of humor liberate us. For allowing...
  • By Marta M Flanagan
    God of all generations, in all the power, mystery and design of this world, draw us near, inspire us to see anew the life before us. Make...
  • By Susan Maginn
    I’ve always had a fantasy about going to the airport with just the clothes on my back, my ID, a credit card and my toothbrush. I go through...
  • By Don W Vaughn-Foerster
    Like pendulums we swing from hunger to hunger -- from hunger for the one great Truth (absolute, eternal, mystical) to hunger for simple,...

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