Category: Thematic Thoughts

Pondering Questions

     As always, don’t treat these questions like “homework” or try to answer every single one. Instead, make time to meditate and reflect on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you most. The goal is to figure out which question … read more.

Possibility Songs

What are your possibility songs? What songs give you hope or make you think or lift of possibility for you?

On Sunday look in the grey hymnal at #169 We Shall Overcome and #396 I Know This Rose Will Open; and in the teal hymnal take … read more.

Quotes From the Common Bowl

Word Roots:

Possibility and possible come from the Latin posse to be able. It is closely linked to the Latin potis which carries the idea of the power of possibility, the potency of possibility.

Quotes:

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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Quotes From the Common Bowl

Word Roots:

The roots of mystery point beyond the idea of a secret, hidden truth to an experience that renders us speechless. It comes from the Latin root muo – literally translated as “shut the mouth” or “to be rendered silent or dumbfounded” and is also … read more.

Quotes From the Common Bowl

Word Roots:

The roots of mystery point beyond the idea of a secret, hidden truth to an experience that renders us speechless. It comes from the Latin root muo – literally translated as “shut the mouth” or “to be rendered silent or dumbfounded” and is also … read more.

Connect with Mystery on a Clear Night

Evidence suggests that even before human history began to be recorded we were star-gazing. It has been one way we humans contemplate the concept of mystery. For scientist and mystic alike, the stars are central to understanding our place in a mysterious universe, and the … read more.

Quotes From the Common Bowl

Word Roots: 

Memory derives from the Latin word memor (mindful, remembering), from Proto-Indo-European smer- (to remember). It was used in Latin as memoria, which later became memorie in Old French. By Middle English it was being used as memory.

Quotes: 

What greater thing is there for two human … read more.

The Memento That Matters

We all have one-a memento that holds some of our favorite memories! The physicality of these objects somehow holds a memory as a precious reminder, or perhaps gives it some sort of ‘substance’ or staying power. But they also have a way of getting knocked … read more.

Sanctuary From Your Cell Phone (and E-Mail)

If there’s one thing that most stands in the way of sanctuary these days, it’s cell phones, email, and the constant interruptions of social media. They keep us stuck in a storm of doing and cut off from the sanctuary of just being. They are … read more.

Your Many Sanctuaries

Sanctuary comes to us in many forms during our lives; this exercise invites you to meditate on the gifts you’ve received from them.

Take some time to think of or write a list of all the various places, spaces, relationships and experiences that have functioned as … read more.