Presence

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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Elea Kemler
    What I do know for sure is that hope matters. One of the best things we can do is to hold hope for someone when that person cannot hold it for themselves.
  • By David Kohlmeier
    If there’s anything sitting in silence has taught me, it’s that silence doesn’t actually exist. Every moment is full to the point of bursting with Reality, whether or not we notice it.
  • 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
    Advent is about expectation—radical expectations that undo the status quo—and anticipation: a skillful search for the places where liberation rises from the ashes.
  • By Elea Kemler
    I wanted so much to believe that God was watching over this boy, that God was tender and protective and fiercely on the side of life and that this boy would not slip away.
  • By Lisa Bovee-Kemper
    Someone whispered to me, “Can you pray?” All eyes turned to me. I had no earthly clue what to say. It was a profound gut-level panic. It was the moment I learned to speak the truth as best I understand it, and to hold space for it to bloom.
  • 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...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Miracles

Sing to the Power

Building Bridges

World of Wonder

Spirit in Practice

  • Once the great Sufi holy man and wise fool Nasreddin Hodja was walking down the street when a group of women came running up to him...

A Chorus of Faiths

  • The Tenderloin district of San Francisco can be intimidating because of its high concentration of homeless people, poverty, prostitution,...

Families

Spirit of Life

  • By Susan Manker-Seale
    This story is an excerpt from the essay "Balance" by Unitarian Universalist minister Susan Manker-Seale, included in the book Everyday...

Windows and Mirrors

Wonderful Welcome

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection