Spiritual Life Blog

I attended the Beloved Conversations workshop this week with 50 other UUs. The process and facilitation was excellent. We looked at our sabotaging behaviors when we want to act from our best selves and the VALUES that support sabotaging. I noticed I avoid confrontation and that undermines what my best self wants to do. It […]

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Americans of Conscience Checklist: Week of January 20, 2019

Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair Americans of Conscience Checklist: Week of January 20, 2019 By Jen Hofmann 114 weeks down, 93 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. […]

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Love The Questions

LOVE THE QUESTIONS: Poet Rilke advised us to love the questions and in time to live into the answers. So as I wonder about integrating the truths of both cognitive science and mystical spirituality, I suppose that evolution of consciousness is in play. We know on the scale of the universe that human consciousness has […]

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Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of January 13, 2019

Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of January 13, 2019 By Jen Hofmann 113 weeks down, 94 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. I value equality. Support […]

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Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of January 6, 2019

Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of January 6, 2019 By Jen Hofmann 112 weeks down, 95 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged.   The seeds of […]

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Thinking Ahead

Thinking ahead: The very fact that we are here on Earth at all and that we think about it is a miracle to me. When I consider the 13.7 billion year journey of the universe and the odds again my being here at all, I am blown away by not only the fact that I […]

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Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of December 16, 2018

-Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of December 16, 2018 By Jen Hofmann 109 weeks down, 98 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. This week: Our Checklist actions focus on […]

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Quest Faith forward and UU Wellsprings

Whether you are experiencing joy or pain, share your truth with others and thus your inner light. In this way we “Bring back the Light!” Looking ahead to 2019: a dozen UU congregations are now using Quest, Faith Forward and UU Wellsprings, all adult spiritual development programs, created by Madison (WI), Dallas and Rochester UUs. […]

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As the Days Grow Dark…

As the days grow dark, I believe we humans have a deep need to respond with warmth and light and hope and have for likely more than 10,000 years especially in northern climates. This is so strong a need that Jesus’ birth was placed on the winter solstice in the old Roman calendar which was […]

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Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of December 9, 2018

-Submitted by Judy Sullivan, USH Social Justice Chair Americans of Conscience Checklist, Week of December 9, 2018 By Jen Hofmann 108 weeks down, 99 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and decency. We practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration to stay engaged. I value democracy. With […]

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