An Opener for Wonder Thursday December 01st, 2022 -

If you’re having a hard time tapping into your wonder place this month, try singing to yourself this tune, turning to something ordinary nearby and ask a question about it. The melody is a Transylvanian folk tune, the lyrics are by Carl Seaburg, long time UU minister, scholar, writer, and long-serving staff member at ...

We’re On Our Way! Wednesday September 21st, 2022 -

For hundreds of thousands of years singing and songs have been a tool to bolster our courage. Another way we can “have heart” when faced with a path that feels daunting is to use curiosity and a spirit of adventure! In September we sang a song written many years ago by children from ...

Songs for the Journey Thursday July 28th, 2022 -

Last week, I attended the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries Conference and Songleaders Convergence. It was restorative, regenerative, and reinvigorating. There will be many ways I’ll be sharing what I learned and relearned over the course of those six days with you this year. For now, I’m going to share three ...

Seek Beauty Thursday April 28th, 2022 -

John O’Donohue writes “One of the huge confusions in our times is to mistake glamor for beauty…” This rings true to me.  Too often we fixate on the glamour of The Louvre or a concert stage.  Not often enough do many of us take the time to create beauty and maybe more importantly celebrate the beauty ...

Practice, An Act Renewing Faith Wednesday March 02nd, 2022 -

Think of the first instrument you were ever taught in school.  Was it the recorder for you as well?  Or maybe it was the ukulele.  Remember how slow it was to change between one note or chord to the next.  Remember how awkward you first felt to do something new?  But you kept at it…