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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Rebekah Savage
    A haircut, a cup of coffee, or just an honest “How are you?” can be transformed into a powerful moment between two people living in a hard world.
  • By Seanan R. Holland
    In the moment that I switched to “teacher mode,” I recalled moments in which I had inadvertently said ungracious things. I was fortunate enough to have professors, ministers, and friends illuminate my clumsiness for me. They did so in a way that was gracious enough that it increased my appreciation and respect for them, and clear enough that I will never forget the teaching.

Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development

Skinner House Books

UU World

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Erika A. Hewitt, Paul S Sawyer
    To a camp of soldiers, the notes of Taps meant that, unless you were on duty, you could close your eyes and sleep in peace.
  • 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 Susan Maginn
    Gracious God, A warrior fights for those who cannot fight for themselves. As a warrior prepares for battle, there is a solemn...
  • By Susan Maginn
    He's not where he is supposed to be. He should be practicing sprints in the desert sun with all the other aspiring Marines, but instead he...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    In honor of those who have served, And those who continue to serve, At home and abroad, for peace and in war, We light our chalice, And we offer our thanks.
  • By George A Tyger
    The first stop on U.S. soil after a deployment is the airport. From there, it’s all downhill until you get to see your family and loved...
  • By George A Tyger
    As I ride through Kandahar City’s Sub-District 9, I see a naked dust-covered kid playing along the road. That is not the strangest thing...
  • 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 George A Tyger
    My son has sent me a “Build-A-Bear.” Dressed in the latest digital camouflage ACUs.* (Build-A-Bear hasn’t yet caught up with multicam.) It...
  • By George A Tyger
    I sit alone, planning the rest of the day. Last night, I was joking and smoking, in broken Pashto, with the resident contingent of the AUP...
  • By Paul S Sawyer
    In Taps, something speaks to me in my heart and soul about dying, and, for those of us who remain, about remembering well.
  • By Charles F Flagg
    In honor of those we have known and loved in the past, ...