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  • Sometimes we need someone to¬†witness the pain in holy stillness.
    Reflection | By Jo VonRue | October 18, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Compassion, Direct Experience, Gender, Ministry, Presence, Sexuality, Trauma, Worship
  • Let us bless these candles with our tender hopes for the coming year.
    Ritual | By SarahRuth Davis | May 10, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christmas Eve / Christmas, Presence, Spirituality, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • There's an older rhythm calling us to rest.
    Time for All Ages | By Jamila Batchelder | January 27, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Body, Contemplation, Healing, Peace, Presence, Stress, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Life doesn't have to be ever-upward in order to be well-lived.
    Reflection | By Christine Slocum | January 18, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Balance, Contemplation, Culture, Presence, Worship
  • We need places where we can come and find our grounding once again.
    Opening | By Heather Rion Starr | January 6, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Contemplation, Presence, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Advent encourages us to be present in each moment of waiting.
    Reflection | By Megan Lloyd Joiner | December 7, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Contemplation, Patience, Presence, Sacred, Worship
  • Love is reaching through the generations with expectations that I live through challenging times.
    Reflection | By Melissa Jeter | November 2, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Direct Experience, Earth, Fall, Family, Generations, Healing, Love, Presence, Worship
  • Once, during my ministerial internship, a woman I‚Äôll call Clara came up to me during the hustle and bustle before the Sunday service. I knew that Clara struggled with anxiety; now, in great distress, she told me how anxious she was and that she didn‚Äôt know what to do. She was frantic, and I...
    Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Caring, Listening, Mental Health, Presence
  • 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
  • I believe in your grace and protection and cannot imagine them slipping through the cracks.
    Reading | By Vanessa Titang | September 15, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Contemplation, Mystery, Presence, Searching, Transcendence, WorshipWeb, 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
  • Church is for helping people stay human in the face of inhumane circumstances.
    Audio Recording | By Erika Hewitt, Elizabeth Stevens | August 2, 2021 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Disaster or Crisis, Presence, Self-Care, Trauma, Worship Tips
  • It takes all sorts of caring to create a supportive community.
    Blessing | By Liz Weber | May 11, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Caring, Compassion, Humanism, Interdependence, Presence, Stewardship
  • Maybe hope is fleeting. It leaves and returns again; there‚Äôs beauty in its impermanence.
    Reflection | By Jessica Clay | March 10, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Contemplation, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Presence, Secular, Winter, 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
  • The most life-giving coping strategy‚ÄĒfor me‚ÄĒis to attune to a voice calmer and wiser than mine, and allow that seeking to be its own expression of faith.
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | July 22, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Calling, Direct Experience, Discernment, Faith, Letting Go, Listening, Presence, Searching, Spiritual Practice
  • I hope that this Great Silence, which has come alongside the suffering, holds the beginnings of our healing.
    Reflection | By Elea Kemler | May 6, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Beauty, Body, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Hope, Humanism, Imagination, Nature, Presence, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Secular, Spring
  • Let me find peace within So that I may be calm throughout. Let me find silence within So that I may find compassion throughout. Let me be reminded that some things Are worth waiting for. Let me be reminded that the journey Is more important than reaching the destination. Let me see that the...
    Prayer | By Kenneth P. Langer | April 29, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Balance, Contemplation, Humility, Peace, Presence
  • There is a Universal Love that has never broken faith with us and never will.
    Affirmation | By Rebecca Ann Parker | April 21, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Compassion, Love, Peace, Presence, Unitarian Universalism
  • Give up the fight For some other moment Some other life Than here, and now Give up the longing for some other world The wishing for other choices to make other songs to sing other bodies, other ages, other countries, other stakes Purge the past; forgive the future‚ÄĒ for each come too soon.
    Opening | By Gretchen Haley | April 8, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Body, Choice, Direct Experience, Forgiveness, Mindfulness, Peace, Presence

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