Category: Thematic Thoughts

Quotes from the Common Bowl

Word Roots:

Curiosity stems from the Latin curiosus: careful, diligent, or inquisitive. This is the same root for care and careful which implies an intention in curiosity, a sense of purpose about it. As the word moved into old French and middle English it took … read more.

Pondering Questions

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

Musical Notes

The idea of wholeness comes up in music through how it can make us feel, the memories some music can bring up for us, and through the inspiration of the words being sung. One example, of many, is #1053 in our Teal songbook-‘How Could Anyone.’ … read more.

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 pick a single question that speaks to you. Which … read more.

Poem: Our Movable Mecca

Poet Danez Smith unpacks this terrain in the presence of racism, oppression, and cultural erasure through their poem “Our Movable Mecca.” A few excerpts are:    “we who were born into conundrum…  who asked for water & were … read more.

Pondering Questions

As always, don’t treat these questions like “homework” and don’t try to answer every one. Instead, make time to meditate and reflect on them and pick one question that speaks to you. Which question is “yours” today?

– How would you describe the current leg of … read more.

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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