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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Today is Good Friday, a day where those in the Christian tradition tell the story of Jesus' trial and crucifixion, his brutal death at the...

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Elea Kemler
    In the eighteen years I’ve served as minister of my small-town congregation, I have led 96 memorial services, most for people I have loved. The longer I stay, the deeper I love and the more I grieve.
  • By Elizabeth Harding
    Remembering is the art of holding a memory and sharing it; it’s drawing upon that memory so it can help us to grow into people who live lives of meaning and service. As a practice, remembering connects us deeply to each other and to the love that sustains us.

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  • By Karen Holman
    shadows of clouds / hurrying to some reunion
    Image credit: background image of leaves frozen in ice, with a poem title of "Light of trees".
  • By Carl Johnson
    What my young daughter taught me about the meaning of death.
    Image credit: Close up photo of mushrooms on a fallen log.
  • By Ali Jablonsky
    Megan has a terminal illness. Ralph has to make a huge decision. I plunge into their spiritual and religious landscapes. I do not see spirituality as disappearing, but as being present everywhere.
  • By Sonja L. Cohen
    A fascinating look at the history of Mount Auburn Cemetery.
  • By Kenny Wiley
    A Unitarian Universalist minister in Colorado Springs receives praise, criticism after calling Planned Parenthood shooter ‘domestic terrorist’ during vigil.
  • By Sadie Lansdale
    An ancient tale points to the wisdom of nonsense.
    Image credit: © Daniel Nevins/theispot.com
  • By Sue Burke
    Love small enough to curse a cell or sky.
    Image credit: © Hubble Heritage (CC BY-SA 2.0)

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Megan Devine
    "Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution. We cannot 'triumph' over death, or loss, or grief. They are immovable elements of being alive. If we continue to come at them as though they are problems to be solved, we'll never get solace or comfort in our deepest pain."
  • By Megan Devine
    Spiritual practices in any tradition, including mindfulness in its many forms, are meant to help you live what is yours to live, not make you rise above it.
  • By Rebecka Clement
    Lady of Love, of all the world's children, take this child for safekeeping.
  • By Addae Ama Kraba
    Blessings for a life well lived.
  • By Douglas Taylor
    A prayer for gun violence
  • By Sheri Prud'homme
    This ritual connects us to our history; to the earth and the cycle of life. The times we are living in call for new ways to lean into the depths of ancient ritual.
  • By Rebecca Bryan
    We all take part in this ancient play. At some time. There is no other way. At some time… Thieves, guilty of poor choices caught red-handed...
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    Spirit of Love, hold us in your embrace. Offer comfort to [NAME] and all who love [her/him/them] as [she/he/they] move[s] through [her/his/...
  • By Heather K Janules
    Spirit of life and love, God of memory, mourning and history, Bring before us the truths of serving in war Bring before us— In compassion...
  • By Heather K Janules
    We come this day, called by war ...
  • By Eliot Brian Chenowith
    How many more Sundays will the preacher in black robes and the solemn shuffle of papers Read the names of those whose light was...
  • By Lori Walke
    Holy One, on this day of remembrance we say aloud their names again: the names of those who died this year. Died — the word is jarring. So...
  • By Caitlin Cotter Coillberg
    As the news cycle brings us images of terror and heartbreak once again, We grieve together As each of us faces into this new level of...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt, Rebekah Savage
    This Lamentation is for two voices: one white, and one person of color/indigenous (POCI). Both voices invite people to repeat a refrain...
  • By Gregory Jones
    On this hallowed day, We remember. We remember those who are no longer present with us here, but who remain forever present in our hearts...
  • By Greg Ward
    If we are lucky, we will all get a chance during our life to know someone who becomes for us an exemplar of living. And if we are really...
  • By Tracie Barrett-Welser
    Our grief is a holy thing. It is that proof that another life touched ours in a profound way. It is the mark of love, the mark of...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    Open your hearts, my friends, And let yourself feel the reality of absence. Open your hearts, and acknowledge That we gather in the...
  • By John Saxon
    This day is simply one more day on the calendar. The eleventh day of September. Another beautiful, sunny day on the cusp between summer and...
  • By Natalie Fenimore
    Blessed is all creation moving toward one ending in order to begin again. Blessed are the stories told with tears and loud laughter.
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    In the daily weave of our lives, those who have died are still strong, guiding threads. Theirs is the golden glimmer or perhaps the...

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