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Finding the Narrow Gate

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by Roger Mock Recently a congregant remarked that she had never forgotten something I had written in this blog some time back. “Really, what was that?” I asked. “You wrote that ‘The present moment is the narrow gate,’” said she. And I thought – wow, that’s pretty good. At least one of us remembered it! Well, […]

Prayers of Thanksgiving

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By Kerri Kannan How do you pray?  Do you give thanks for already having received; or do you ask from a place of desire for change? As we enter the holiday season, starting with Halloween, we celebrate the day of the dead, allowing those things that no longer serve us to pass, and ending with […]

Extremist, Interventionist Self-Love

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By Gerri Ratigan I think I would have died if I hadn’t committed to love. Here’s something I wrote years ago that helped me internalize what I know to be the most incredible power we all have. It’s so easy to give up when going through difficult times like divorce. Many people are seduced into […]

Do Greater Things

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by Rev. Crystal Muldrow James 2:14-17 reads, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat […]

Effort & Grace

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by Roger Mock A yoga teacher in a video I have used begins her class with these words: “There are two primary forces at work in our life: The ascending force of action and effort, and the descending force of grace.” In yogic terms the practice is about balancing and blending two forces in the […]

Become the Ocean

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by Roger Mock I don’t get to the ocean nearly often enough, that’s for sure. But when I do, as I was able to recently, it is always a kind of homecoming. To stand on the shell-strewn shore and to experience both immensity and peace in the same moment; to smell and taste the salt […]

Do Greater Things

by Managed WordPress Migration User

by Rev. Crystal Muldrow James 2:14-17 reads, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat […]

Effort & Grace

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by Roger Mock A yoga teacher in a video I have used begins her class with these words: “There are two primary forces at work in our life: The ascending force of action and effort, and the descending force of grace.” In yogic terms the practice is about balancing and blending two forces in the […]

Become the Ocean

by Managed WordPress Migration User

By Roger Mock I don’t get to the ocean nearly often enough, that’s for sure. But when I do, as I was able to recently, it is always a kind of homecoming. To stand on the shell-strewn shore and to experience both immensity and peace in the same moment; to smell and taste the salt […]

Earth Day Is Every Day

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by Rev. Crystal Muldrow “The Great Spirit is in all things: he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our father, but the earth is our mother.  She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us.” — Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin My usual morning routine when […]