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Having Hope in Hope

Destruction and chaos are simpler, faster, than coordination and creation. It takes moments to tear something apart compared to what it takes to build it. One person can do a tremendous amount of damage. But, for every person intent on doing that kind of harm, there are hundreds preparing to mitigate it; to control the […]

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…and Happy Always

Every day can be a new beginning. Every day, you can choose to be your best self. In fact, that is the only way to be your best; you must choose repeatedly throughout each day. Whether you feel that you got it right yesterday or not, you can choose better each day, or even minute […]

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What is Beloved Community & How Do We Get There From Here?

My fellow Unitarian Universalists, ours is a communal religion. The covenantal nature means that community is foundational. Our Principles make it also our hope for the future. Community is vital to Unitarian Universalism; how we form them, govern them, how we are a part of them, and who is included. Community, the Beloved Community, is our […]

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You’ve Got to Do.

Roughly 100 years ago, in his book “Which way? A study of Universalists and Universalism”, Rev. Lewis B. Fisher tried to answer the question “What do Universalists stand for?” in a clever way. The only true answer to give to this question is that we do not stand at all, we move… We are not […]

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Inherent Worth and Dignity

Your worth and dignity are inherent. They cannot be discarded or taken away. Maybe you made terrible choices yesterday or all last year. Today, you can choose to be different; today you can choose to be your best. While one’s worth and dignity can be tarnished or buried, made hard to see, there is no […]

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Monday Mediation: Anything Worth Having…

The old saying goes: Anything worth having is worth working for. Good things require time, effort, and usually cooperation. Good takes work. Building something meaningful and lasting can take a lifetime. Evil, as we recognize it, is comparatively easy. Destruction is almost always simpler. Chaos is easier to create than justice. Making people afraid is […]

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The Love of Friends

August 3rd is Esther Day, and this week, we ask you to reflect on these words from Esther Earl: “The point of it all is to love friends completely and utterly, at their best and worst, and to love more than just the good things. It’s about showing that you’re willing to accept them for […]

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Saying you love someone is a good thing. ~Esther Earl

Saturday Writing Challenge: Words of Love

As you have heard, if you are an active member of the I Am UU community, Monday is a holiday. Esther day, to be exact, which is a day created by a teenager who was losing her fight with cancer as how she wanted her birthday to be celebrated by friends after she passed. Esther […]

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