Hi there. My name is Thomas Earthman and I run the I Am UU Facebook page, Twitter account, and this website. I make a small amount of money doing so, though a lot of what is raised goes into software fees, hosting costs, and other business expenses for the project. I never wanted to be […]
Unitarian Universalism isn’t thee right religion for everyone, and we’re OK with that. They may need more direction, fewer choices to make, or just a different style of worship than the local congregation favors. Some people like a degree of certainty that we just cannot offer in good faith. Many people, though, are looking for […]
The Principles of Unitarian Universalism dedicate us to building a world that is just, compassionate, and equitable. That will never come about by accident or even charity. People have fought their whole lives to see the world get better on any one of those points. They come together and build movements and organizations to do […]
Unitarian Universalism rejects the very idea that any person has ever been perfect or could ever present flawless wisdom to the rest of us. We also need to remember that we can learn a great deal from many of the people we largely disagree with.
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those words, and they still ring true today; being enthusiastic about what’s in front of you makes it easier to set your mind to doing it — to doing it well and thoroughly. It seems that the human mind wants to […]
Richard, in a comment on a recent post about what it means to be a UU, thinks that our opposition to certain political positions, our rejection of certain movements and slogans, makes us hypocritical. We’ve hidden the comment where it originally appeared because it was wildly off-topic. We did want to address the comment, though: […]
Between the first of November and the end of January, there are dozens of holidays and holy days, some major and some not, some with deep traditions and some that were created in the last century. None of them matters to everyone, and many of them matter a great deal to some. Some people might […]
Gratitude is a decision to focus on the best of a situation. When you make that choice, you see the best first. It doesn’t mean ignoring that bad things do happen; it is about putting them in perspective and not letting worry steal the moment.
It’s been said that no one returns home from war without scars of some kind. It is also said that a person’s family serves, too, in a fashion by giving up peace of mind and the presence of their loved one. Those are years a parent, a spouse, or a child can never get back.
Monday was Labor Day; a day for remembering the struggles that have shaped the quality of life that we enjoy and created the American Dream. We tried to share things over the long weekend to support that frame of mind. Unitarian Universalism aspires towards a more just and compassionate world. While we live in a […]