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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    As a hospital chaplain, I often listen to painful stories. We call it compassionate presence, but I may be crying inside. When words fail, I pray and sing.
  • By Robin Tanner
    We, the willing, follow the threads to one another; past rightness and quips and tweets. We will find one another and persist past sunrise.
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    About six months ago, I got a new tattoo. It’s a lit match on my right wrist, added to an arm full of paintbrushes, pens and other art...
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    We sat on the back steps watching transfixed as hundreds of rust-red spiders, big as thumbs, dropped on strands of silk out of the pecan...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    May we give thanks always, believing that, even in the world’s bleakest moments, the dance of life is always underway.
  • By Robin Tanner
    Holding on does not come easy to me. As a teenager who left home and bounced around, I am talented at escaping. I can evade like the best...
  • By Jake Morrill
    Those of us with some privilege in this empire may be tempted to seek refuge in it, as if privilege was ever going to save us. But who’s to say whether you’ve come to this place and position for a time such as this?

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Spirit in Practice

  • After many years of being out of shape, he decided it was time to do something about the state of his body. With great excitement and enthusiasm, he went to the local gym, got a membership, and began a circuit-training routine. He felt good. And he kept at it, going to the gym several times a week. ...

Spirit of Life

  • By Kimberly French
    Excerpted and adapted from "Carolyn McDade's Spirit of Life" by Kimberly French, UU World magazine, Fall 2007. Used with permission...

UU World

  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    Mission and covenant are an antidote to individualism. They remind us of the responsibilities that come with an affirmation of interdependence.
    Image credit: illustration (© Rafael Lopez/theispot.com)
  • By Peter Boullata
    A dark night of the soul is a time of dormancy, fallowness, waiting, potentiality.
    Image credit: © Robert Neubecker

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