Meg Barnhouse

Meg Barnhouse is a minister serving the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina, author of The Rock of Ages at the Taj Mahal and co-author of The Best of Radio Free Bubba. She is a commentator for North Carolina Public Radio and can occasionally be heard on NPR’s “Weekend All Things Considered”.

From Meg Barnhouse

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Dying is scary, but we are brave, and we can talk about it together.

Reflection | By Meg Barnhouse | October 5, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Death, Family, Limitations, Meaning, Worship

I'll keep being open to deep magic until I find a way to believe in it.

By Meg Barnhouse | March 1, 2019 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Belief, Mystery, Personal Stories

You just sit in a chair and write, right?

By Meg Barnhouse | January 30, 2019 | From UU World
Tagged as: Creativity, Personal Stories

Admitting I would benefit from using a scooter gave me the gift of freedom.

By Meg Barnhouse | November 1, 2018 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Acceptance, Disability, Healing

The holiday season can be a tangled web of memory, tradition, longing, and joy.

By Meg Barnhouse | December 21, 2017 | From UU World
Tagged as: Family, Holidays & Ceremonies, Parents, Personal Stories, UU Identity

Allowing myself to see my injuries and pain as ‘not my fault’ is a spiritual challenge.

By Meg Barnhouse | August 21, 2017 | From UU World
Tagged as: Compassion, Family, Healing, Self-Care

There are people who say they love us, but who voted for someone whose policies and promises threaten us and our beloveds.

By Meg Barnhouse | November 21, 2016 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Family, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Politics

In this collection of 40 essays, Meg Barnhouse writes about everyday events like dropping stuff off at the thrift shop or watching TV with the kids and she transforms them with offbeat humor and infectious hopefulness....

Book | By Meg Barnhouse | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Contemplation

Wit, wisdom, and hope from the minister in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Book | By Meg Barnhouse | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Mindfulness, Spiritual Practice, Spiritual Practice

I see my Unitarian Universalist and southern identities as strengths and gifts, not contradictions.

By Meg Barnhouse | August 29, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: America, Culture, Personal Stories, UU Identity

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