• 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 blooms like a flower. When we teach or learn or work ...

  • Awakening – from Rev. Sandra’s Study

    Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, April 2022 You tell me to live each day / as if it were my last. / But why the last? I ask. Why not / live each day as if it were the first— / all raw astonishment, Eve rubbing / her eyes awake that first morning, / the sun coming ...

  • 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 someone back to their feet. Stopping at the car wreck, ...

  • 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 would mean to live our lives in widening circles. I ...

  • 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 we truly are.                                                                    Katie Covey, Soul Matters Director ...