Category: From Rev. Sandra’s Study

Rev. Sandra’s monthly blog

The Beauty of Community

Nurturing Beauty by Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Our community is filled with beauty!

When you open the door to greet me, that’s where the beauty begins.

When you share with me what’s important to you, beauty is there as I listen.

When we join hands to practice compassion, beauty’s heart … read more.

Embracing Faith

The point is that in almost every instance of our lives we are, if we pay attention, in the midst of an almost constant, if subtle, caretaking. Holding open doors. Offering elbows at crosswalks. Letting someone else go first. Helping with the heavy bags… Pulling … read more.

Widening the Circle

I live my life in widening circles…

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.

I’ve been circling for thousands of years

and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,

a storm, or a great song?

Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Joanna Macy

This month we are considering what it … read more.

The Art of Setting Intentions

Here’s what I discovered. Intention is different from setting goals or resolutions in that it “pulls us into” who we truly are. Goals and resolutions “push us out” into future possibilities. To set intentions, we must listen to our inner voice which tells us who … read more.

Opening to Joy

From Sandra’s Study by Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees

Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is … read more.

To Hold and Make History Holy

from Rev. Sandra’s Study

The prophetic tasks of the church are to tell the truth in a society that lives in an illusion, grieve in a society that practices denial, and express hope in a society that lives in despair.

Walter Brueggemann

November marks a turning – … read more.

Cultivating Relationships

From Sandra’s Study, October 2021

What is it that gives you the power

to make that change, to ask that question?

What is it that says you have done well,

that brings you to stillness, that holds you up in hard times?

It is relationship, the beating heart of our … read more.

Embracing Possibilities – Together

There are lots of reasons I’m grateful to call Unitarian Universalism my spiritual home. One of them is that we have historically been people who looked around and saw potential. We saw the potential in each other, in community, in nature. We saw the potential … read more.