Don’t treat these questions like “homework” or try to answer every single one; instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you most. The goal is to figure out which question is “yours.” It may help … read more.
In the blog post “How to Feel Better When You Don’t Know What’s Wrong” Winnipeg based writer David cain shared the idea of the cupboard sheet:
“Inside the door of my breakfast cupboard I taped a list of activities that reliably make me feel better: journaling, … read more.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
~Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman
Covenantal theology doesn’t just say that we become human through our promising, … read more.
-to begin or take up again, as an acquaintance, a conversation, etc.; resume.
-to make effective for an additional period:
-to renew a lease.
-to restore or replenish:
-to renew a stock of goods. to make, say, or do again.
May the tears I cried … read more.
Don’t treat these questions on our monthly theme like “homework” or try to answer every single one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick one question that speaks to you. The goal is to figure out which question is “yours” at … read more.
As we return to the congregational year with our first Sunday of 2020-2021 we are doing so amidst a changed world.
Mark Nepo writes, “The birds pausing from their tasks became silent teachers, saying without saying that we need to fall in love with the ordinary rhythms … read more.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
For me, compassion … read more.
Compassion doesn’t mean feeling sorry for people. It doesn’t mean pity. It means putting yourself in the position of the other, learning about the other, learning what’s motivating the other, learning about their grievances… their pain, their humanity.
The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. … read more.
“‘When Akiba was on his deathbed, he bemoaned to his rabbi that he felt he was a failure. His rabbi moved closer and asked why, and Akiba confessed that he had not lived a life like Moses. The poor man began to cry, admitting that … read more.
Don’t treat these questions like “homework” or try to answer every single one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you most. Once you’ve figured that out, think about what that question is trying to … read more.