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  • A universalist God for a tragic era is not a gauzy, hymn-singing force of personal devotion that draws us endlessly toward itself, but a fierce and compelling power that grips us by the collar amid our rebellious descent and calls us to choose the will to mutuality…
    Quote | By Nancy McDonald Ladd | May 31, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Caring, Conscience, God, Interdependence, Love, Universalism
  • God, Your creation is not yet done creating you.
    Opening | By Gretchen Haley | July 24, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: God, Goddess, Imagination, Immanence, Playfulness
  • Remind us that resilience is in our bones, that peace will prevail on earth
    Prayer | By Douglas Taylor | May 22, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Despair, God, Healing, Hope
  • You have given us a day unique from any other.
    Prayer | By Adam Slate | March 9, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Calling, Challenge, Character, God, Growth, Living Our Faith, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • If love is a law, how may I follow it with more faithfulness?
    Reflection | By Joanna Fontaine Crawford | December 21, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Arts & Music, Christianity, Conscience, God, Justice, Worship
  • You are loved beyond your wildest imaginings by the spirit of creation.
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Acceptance, Awe, Connections, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, God, Interdependence, Love, Mental Health, Mystery, Wonder
  • I choose to believe in the God who makes me kinder.
    Reading | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Compassion, Depression, Direct Experience, God, Imagination, Mental Health, Unitarian Universalism
  • The flame that is our promise of universal salvation can never be extinguished.
    Chalice Extinguishing | By Phoenix Bell-Shelton Biggs | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, God, Living Our Faith
  • As we gather in this sacred moment, the Holy Spirit settles among her people.
    Chalice Lighting | By Phoenix Bell-Shelton Biggs | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Communion (Christian), God, Love
  • I wasn’t really “born this way.” I grew this way.
    Reflection | By Heather McDuffee | September 28, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #Pride, Choice, Coming Out, Friendship, God, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Marriage, National Coming Out Day, Transformation, Trust, Worship
  • Coming out is vulnerable, intimate, and holy.
    Homily | By Heather McDuffee | September 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #Pride, Acceptance, Christianity, Coming Out, Courage, Direct Experience, Family, Friendship, God, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, National Coming Out Day, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We are that, says a little acorn pointing toward an oak tree.
    Prayer | By Arif Mamdani | June 2, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Generations, God, Love, Transcendence, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I want to be shaped in a way that lets me serve the eternal.
    Reflection | By Jake Morrill | September 22, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Contemplation, God, Meaning, Presence, Purpose, Transcendence, Worship
  • May we know that our interconnectedness is a miracle, and may it be a refuge for us.
    Prayer | By Carter Smith | September 15, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Compassion, God, Grace, Immanence, Presence, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I am no longer a victim of change: I am shaping the world that is to come.
    Reflection | By Martha Durkee-Neuman | April 28, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Change, Direct Experience, Ending, God, Patience, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Worship
  • Inhale—you are Creation. Exhale—you are Creator.
    Poetry | By Jennifer Pratt-Walter | April 19, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Earth-Centered, God, Goddess, Mystery, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • "Most of us have been led to believe that prophets 'foretell' the future. That is true, and it is also misleading. It is not the point here. Prophets are seers of the big patterns; they see what is always and forever true. Prophets like Isaiah know how God acts by watching and listening, and they...
    Quote | By Richard Rohr | February 25, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Contemplation, Courage, Discernment, God, Lent, Revelation
  • We are left with a new sense of ourselves as God’s people.
    Affirmation | By Walter Brueggemann | February 19, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, God, Lent, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The wilderness alongside every moment, sprawling in each direction, holds more than the silence that theologians imagine of God.
    Reflection | By Jake Morrill | November 25, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Contemplation, Death, Direct Experience, Earth, Earth-Centered, God, Imagination, Nature, Transcendence, Worship
  • Sometimes, there is no reprieve from the pain of this world. Sometimes, it is too big and too obvious to ignore.
    Reflection | By HP Rivers | October 21, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Caring, Christianity, Connections, Family, Generations, God, Goddess, Paganism, Presence, Sorrow, Spiritual Practice, Worship

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